Teixeira, Joao Romao

Madeira 1860 Teixeira, Joao Romao

Terrantez, Campanario, Recorked in 2015 by OP

Provenance: Christies Geneve, 11/12/2017

  • Madeira 1860 Teixeira, Joao Romao
  • Madeira 1860 Teixeira, Joao Romao
  • Madeira 1860 Teixeira, Joao Romao
Tasting note: First tasted in 2015. High toned nose of grapefruit, furniture wax, rose petals, bergamot fudge aromas. Good concentration. Fairly sweet for a Terrantez. Full medium sweet start of taste, clearly a long canteiro aged wine with concentrated acidity and minerality. Strong well-structured finish, touch spirity, I imagine this has spent at least 40 years in cask before being bottled. Intense wine. Later that year from a bottle presented at the pre-sale byob dinner in NY showing well with a direct medium depth taste. Good wine but not on same level as the 1870 and 1862. Last tasted December 2015. EV
$ 4,909.00

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Size 75 cl
Vintage 1860
Alcohol 20.0 %
Classification Terrantez
Fill level Base neck
Recorked in 2015 by OP

Madeira

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.

Teixeira, Joao Romao

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Teixeira, Joao Romao

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This old Madeira formed part of the highly esteemed private reserve of Joao Romao Teixeira (1864 - 1933), a prominent wine producer at Lugar de Baixo in southwest Madeira. João Romão Teixeira was a descendant from one of the captains that sailed alongside Zarco when Madeira was discovered. In the 1950s the wine was transferred to glass demijohns from the oak casks in which it had been matured and was bottled, unrefreshed, in 1987. Bottles are stenciled with JRT.