Madeira 1870 Cannavial Verdelho
Verdelho, Bottled from Demi-John in 2015 by Francisco Albuquerque, Stencilled Front
Provenance: Christies London, 3/16/2017
Tasting note: Expressive rich nose of banana, Indian spices and old honey. Long cask aging concentration. The demi john aging has slowed down the process. Creamy rich taste of concentrated aromas, touch of grapefruit bitters, high extract on the fnish. Very long after taste of dried peaches and furniture honey wax tone. Intense wine of very good quality. Of similar style and great concentration to a bottle I had in 2013. Last tasted 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.