Category: Verdelho

What Is Elegance? Blandy’s 1984 Verdelho

  The 1984 Vintage Verdelho from Blandy’s made me thinking. How come wines like this, shaped in a subtle and elegant way, rarely gets the attention they deserves? Is it a must that vintage Madeira needs intensity, everlasting length and…

Verdelho From Terras Do Avô

  “They’re too expensive.” “Madeira lacks optimal conditions for table wine production.” “Nobody wants to buy them.” “We need the Verdelho for the fortified wines.” Those are some of the comments I’ve heard when discussing the island’s table wines with…

Vinhos Barbeito; 1992 Verdelho Frasqueira

  A new Madeira wine release and I’m like a child on Christmas eve! Especially if it’s a Verdelho…. In August 2013 Ricardo Diogo, at Vinhos Barbeito, bottled the 1992 Verdelho Frasqueira. Aged for only 21 years in cask, you…

Very Old Verdelho From Artur Barros e Sousa Lda

  They’re now named Muito Velho. The Extra Reservas that is -the oldest wines in the portfolio of Artur Barros e Sousa Lda (ABSL). Upon asking how old, Edmundo Olím honestly says he has no idea. They’re old. More than 50…

Cossart Gordon – 1973 & 1975 Verdelho

  Is it fair to compare? I mean, as is the case with this article, taste two wines next to each other in order to understand differences. Isn’t there a risk you find a favorite – and although the less…

Friends, Coming Home & An 1890 Verdelho

A week has passed since the winners in the Wine Blog Awards were announced. One week. Time to put an end to the mourning period, wipe off the tears and accept the fact the world wasn’t fully ready yet to…

Vinhos Barbeito – 1885 Verdelho

1885. That’s 128 years ago. The Danish physicist Niels Bohr’s birth year. And the Verdelho of Vinhos Barbeito.  How’s it possible that a wine is at its best more more than a century after production? Can you explain it for…

20 Years Old Madeira – A Most welcome Trend

Twenty years old Madeira. For the initiated Madeira consumer this has primarily been equal to Vintage wines which by regulation needs to spend two decades in cask. Most of these however, are allowed to evolve much longer than that, knowing…

Madeira 2012; A Photographic Report – Part 4

Mad about Madeira continues promoting the island in a broader perspective. Here’s the last one of four photographic reports. If you like the content, I invite you to visit and like the site’s Facebook page as well. Again, it is…

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