Category: Vintage

Garrafão 22 – Straight from mother’s house

  The point of writing about a wine few will ever taste? No, it’s not about bragging. Not at all. It’s just that when a wine reaches such heights as the Vinhos Barbeito 1875 Malvasia Garrafão no. 22, I feel…

Vinhos Barbeito – Single Cask 409 C

  Yes, it’s a Tinta Negra. And yes, it’s absolutely brilliant! The 1996 Single Cask 409 C is one of those wines that everyone with prejudiced Tinta Negra thoughts should taste. Well, the rest of us should have it as…

Photo Of The Day: Bual

  2012 is considered a very fine vintage for most grape varieties in Madeira. In general 2013 was a more difficult year and yet I’ve heard more than one producer indicate that last year resulted in superior grapes. A more…

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…

Madeira Images & 1984 D’Oliveiras Boal Colheita

  Ok, here goes. More great images from Madeira in October. And a tasting note on a great affordable Boal in the end. Enjoy! Ponta de São Lourenço Funchal sea front Monte cable car Fog, mountains. Magical Madeira.  Fish market…

Madeira Photos – Part Two

  More images from Madeira at the end of October. Autumn is coming although it’s different from how we Northern people define the season. Photos clickable. Enjoy the beauty of Madeira. Time for some well deserved sleep. See you in…

1987, Mullet Haircuts, ABSL & Sercial

  Mullet head, don’t touch the back. Cut the sides, don’t touch the back* 1987. Single release of No Sleep till Brooklyn. I loved that song. Still do. I was 15 years old and, I guess, like any kid in…

D’Oliveiras 1988 Terrantez – A Great Colheita

  For some reason I haven’t written a word about it. The gorgeous 1988 Terrantez Colheita from d’Oliveiras. No, I’m not that kind of guy who keeps the grains of gold for myself; why write a site entirely dedicated to…

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