Madeira 1840 Perestrello Terrantez
Terrantez, Stencilled Bottle, Recorked in 2016 by Francisco Albuquerque
Provenance: Christies London, 3/16/2017
Tasting note: Clear golden yellow color. Fresh straw, lemons, spring fowers, touch of varnish and butter on the fne high toned nose. Quite on the concentrated and on the butterscotch side. Very good nose, old furniture wax and fresh herbs. Soft well balanced start of taste, lemon zest, freshly sweet and buttery, vintage furniture wax with fne grapefruit bitters on the fnish. Quite elegant, like butter sweets. Fine-tuned Terrantez of very good quality, especially the balance and fnesse is remarkable. Very good wine. February 2016 EV.
The island of Madeira has been producing and exporting its namesake wine virtually since the Portuguese discovered it in 1419. Since then, Madeira’s location in the middle of important trade routes meant the success of its wines mirrored the worldwide geopolitical situation. The fortified wine’s fortunes have soared during times of peace, prosperity, and free trade and plummeted during conflict and international upheaval.