Madeira 1906 Drummond Bual
Bual, Stencilled Front, Bottled from Demi-John in 2016 by Francisco Albuquerque
Provenance: Christies London, 3/16/2017
Tasting note: Deep orange yellow. Concentrated high toned nose, hint of varnish, vintage furniture wax and Madeira honey cake. After some air more museum aromas, soft sweetish and well cask aged. Quite sweet rich start of taste, concentrated dried peaches aroma, full mouth filling with fine bitters on the fnish. Complex and lingering with old honey after taste. 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.