Madeira 1860 Cunha, A.P.C.
Bual, Velho, Stencilled Bottle, Rebottled in New Bottles by Francisco Albuquerque
Provenance: Christies London, 3/16/2017
Tasting note: Deep orange color. Sweet nose of raisins and Indian spices. Pure and rich. Lovely nose of fne complexity. Rounded fresh taste start followed by mouth flling rich peach fruit aromas, very nice intensity and youthful appearance. Quite sweet for a Bual, with a lot of charm. 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.