Do the respective Madeira wine producers have their specialities? Depends on who you ask of course but I must confess I have my preferences when it comes to certain grapes. For example I have a weak spot for Sercial when it comes from Blandy’s. The same goes for Malvasia when the label says Vinhos Barbeito.
3, 5, 10, 15 and 20 years old. Occasionally you will also bump into the 30 and 40 years old blends – the latter being the oldest stated blend allowed in the Madeira wine regulation. But are they all needed; is there a demand for the different ages or are the Madeira producers just making [...]
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Tinta Negra. Madeira’s Achilles heel, brake block [...]
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There’s so much prejudice out there when it comes to Madeira, well actually with most fortified [...]
Funny actually. Tinta Negra stands for around 85 per cent of the viticultural landscape on the island and yet I’m about to praise a limited edition version with only 1,035 bottles produced. The initiated already knows what’s on my mind; the single cask bottlings from Ricardo Freitas and Vinhos Barbeito. Although we’re too few [...]
The coolest thing about the 2000 Malvasia Cask 44a from Vinhos Barbeito? It was not ment to be! In March 2007 Ricardo Diogo V. Freitas decided that amongst the 32 casks of their 2000 Malvasia, cask 40a were to be bottled as a single cask Malvasia.
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