Madeira 1860 Cunha, A.P.C.
Bual, Velho, Stencilled Front, Bottled from demi john in 2016 by FMA and GD.
Provenance: Christies Geneve, 11/12/2017
Tasting note: Deep orange color. Sweet nose of raisins and Indian spices. Pure and rich. Lovely nose of fine complexity. Rounded fresh taste start followed by mouth filling rich peach fruit aromas, very nice intensity and youthful appearance. Quite sweet for a Bual with a lot of charm. Very good wine. June 2017 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.