Category: Vintage

Blandy’s 2004 Harvest Malmsey

  What Francisco Albuquerque has done for Madeira wine deserves some respect whether you like the MWC style or not. With Francisco as the head oenologist, MWC has shown they’re willing to – and want to – modernize the view…

Veiga França 1940 Solera

  Veiga França, Silva Vinhos and H.M. Borges. The Solera 1940 that once started at Veiga França have spent some time traveling between the lodges due to its owners ending up in bankruptcy. Therefore, it feels good it now has…

Pereira d’Oliveira 1981 Verdelho Colheita

  Colheita. When most of us bump into the term we think of Port wine and not Madeira. Fair enough considering it’s a relative newcomer for Madeira wines. Simply put it’s, in Douro, a tawny port from a single vintage…

Pereira d’Oliveira 1971 Sercial Vintage

  The late Clare Valley wine producer Jim Barry said: “Sometimes it takes longer than a lifetime to do a lifetime’s work… it’s now up to my children.” I can’t help but think how right he was and when giving…

1934 Bual Abudarham

  No, I have never tasted the 1934 Bual from Abudarham but Richard Jennings had it recently with satisfying result (RJ 93 points). For those interested in finding a bottle there’s one auctioned out in Denmark soon. A lot containing…

Blandy’s 1976 Bual Vintage

  Cossart Gordon – a classic brand in Madeira. Today a part of Madeira Wine Company (MWC) but it was actually the last,in 1953, to join the giant merger of producers that MWC actually is. I have, since first introduced…

H.M. Borges 1940 Solera

  A few years ago I had the luck to purchase some discounted bottles of the Veiga França 1940 Reserva Solera, a producer not existing anymore. Veiga França went out of trade during the 1990’s I believe – and their…

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…

A Madeiran Riesling!

Although one of the world’s most unique wines originates from the island it’s a fact that the Madeirenses mostly consume table wines. The fortified wines are not an everyday drink – instead the island inhabitants import a substantial amount of…

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