Teixeira, Joao Romao

Madeira 1870 Teixeira, Joao Romao

Terrantez, First recorked in 1978, then recorked in 2015 by OP

Provenance: Christies Geneve, 11/12/2017

  • Madeira 1870 Teixeira, Joao Romao
  • Madeira 1870 Teixeira, Joao Romao
  • Madeira 1870 Teixeira, Joao Romao
  • Madeira 1870 Teixeira, Joao Romao
Tasting note: First tasted June 2015. Deep amber colour. Intense nose of balsamic aromas, honey cake, old furniture wax, rose petals, orange peel and sugared dates. Intriguing, a classic long cask aged nose of a high quality Madeira. Full elegantly sweet start of taste, lifted acidity, fine grapefruit bitters, dried orange aromas, all well balanced leading to a long slightly sweet finish. Love the natural concentration and fine acidity. A very good madeira with lingering after taste. Later that year at the pre-sale byob dinner in NY one of the highlights of the evening. Sweet well balanced with fresh acidity. A great Terrantez. Consistent notes since. Last tasted August 2016. EV
$ 3,049.00

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Some details:

Size 75 cl
Vintage 1870
Alcohol 20.0 %
Classification Terrantez
Fill level Base neck


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


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.