Category: Boal

Blandy’s; 1826 Boal Solera

“Amber brown; bouquet like horses’ pee – fabulous!; full, rich, tangy.” April 1993 **** In princip, I find tasting notes quite boring. A wine is so much more than a stereotype note telling you how it smells and tastes. But…

Henriques & Henriques Single Harvest 2000 Boal

  You love Madeira wine? Then you’ve come to the right place! If you like what you read then why not check out the Facebook page of Mad about Madeira as well. The great wines of Madeira needs your support!…

Henriques & Henriques 1957 Boal Vintage

  Vintage Madeira is not only a lovely drink, it also awakens memories. In 1992 I turned 20. It was also the year when the most amazing football sensation took place (at least if your of Danish origin) and Denmark…

A closer look at Campo Experimental

  My meeting with Engº. Magalhães at Campo Experimental outside of Calheta, has already been handled here. But one can never publish too many photographs so here comes a walkthrough the Campo – in pictures! Normally you would probably be…

Steal of the week – the 1968 D’Oliveiras Boal

  If you haven’t bumped into them yet – now is the time! Belgium Wine Watchers selection of old and mature wines are incredible and many of the bottles are most reasonably priced as well. For the Madeira aficionado the…

Vinhos Barbeito: A grande finale

-There are more modern instruments, but we like this old one, Americo says when explaining for me how they measure the alcohol content in the wines. We’re standing in the laboratory of Vinhos Barbeito together with Americo Pereira who’s guiding…

H.M. Borges – still a desert island wine?

  A cascade of orange peel, sugar cane, nutmeg, vanilla and old casks fills the glass. It’s so complex and sublime you just want to sit there for an hour an savor the bouquet. – We bottled this in celebration…

It’s old. It’s divine. It’s d’Oliveiras!

– People are afraid, Luís says, when we’re standing in the entrance. Outside the rain is pouring down and has done so for several hours. Our taxi is delayed not only due to the weather but just as well because…

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