Madeira 1860 Berry Brothers & Rudd
Very Old East India Madeira, Presumed 1860's, Bottled in 1959, Only Remains of Label
Provenance: Sotheby's London, 10/17/2000
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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.