Madeira 1860 Torre Bella
Terrantez, Stencilled Front, Rebottled in 2017 by FMA
Provenance: Christies Geneve, 11/12/2017
Tasting note: Direct expressive nose with green banana leaf aromas, some tobacco and honey, quite perfumed and uplifted. Softly sweet taste of exotic fruit richness with some banana leafy green tone to it. On the finish quite focused and well defined. Love the acidity and typical tobacco character to this. Very good length of taste. Very good. Getting better with air, and time. Elegant. 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.