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D’Oliveiras Terrantez 1988

D’Oliveira, Terrantez, Madeira, Portugal, 1988 According to Madeira Wine Guide (MWG) and BBR, there are two vintage terrantez styles, both are richly flavoured, but one is rather sweet and the other very dry, not unlike sercial. A differentiating characteristic, according to MWG, is … Continue reading

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Justinos Madeira Colheita 1996

Justinos, Fine Rich Colheita Madeira, Portugal, 1996 This wine: a blend of predominantly tinta negra mole from the single year, a black variety, harvested 1996, aged in oak casks for an unspecified period, bottled when? natural cork stopper, 19% abv, Delilah … Continue reading

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D’Oliveira Terrantez Madeira 1988

D’Oliveira, Terrantez, Madeira, Portugal, 1988 A vintage terrantez varietal wine, bottled 2014, aged by the unforced canteiro method, in old oak barrels; natural cork stopper, 20% abv, Vintage Wine and Port, £60 WSET style tasting note Appearance: clear and bright, medium intensity … Continue reading

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H&H 10 Y.O. Bual

Henriques and Henriques, Bual (aka boal) 10 Year Old, Madeira, Portugal. A blend of 10 year old wines, natural cork stopper, 20% abv, 500ml, Vintage Wines, £22 WSET style tasting note Appearance: clear and bright, medium intensity amber, showing tears. Nose: … Continue reading

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Barbeito 10 Y.O. Verdelho

Barbeito, Verdelho 10 Year Old, Madeira, Portugal. A blend of 10 year old wines, aged by the unforced canteiro method, in old 620 litre French oak casks, natural cork stopper, 20% abv, widely available, about £30 WSET style tasting note … Continue reading

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Taylor’s Quinta de Vargellas 2001

Taylors Quinta de Vargellas, Vintage Port, Douro, Portugal, 2001 A traditionally foot-trodden wine, natural cork closure, 20.5%, about £35, widely available. WSET style tasting note Appearance – clear and bright, deep intensity ruby, showing distinct tears. Nose – clean on … Continue reading

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