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"Terratez" JCA & CA 1715

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KASSAB COLLECTION
Braheem Kassab was a Syrian embroidery merchant. He amassed a great collection of fine vintage Madeira wines. His personal seal was marked on each bottle: B.A.K.
In 1986 Christie's auctioned a large part of the original cellar. Lots 62 to 88 in this sale are from a private cellar on the island of Madeira and are the last known bottles of the original Kassab collection to come from the island
"Terratez" JCA & CA 1715
In old Burgundy bottles. Aged for more than 50 years in cask before being bottled. About 150 gr/l residual sugar.
Lot 62 with original cork and BAK embossed wax capsule, lot 63 recorked in 2013 at Madeira Wine Company and with new wax seal. Stencilled bottles. Levels: lot 62 10cms, lot 63 13.5cms below base of corks

Tasting note: Deep dark orange. Intense crème brulée nose, soft and refined. Wood, spice cake, sweet dried peach aromas. Seductive and sweet. Fairly full bodied taste attack of apple syrup filling out in the mouth. Thick intensely flavoured. Well balanced with soft acidity, very concentrated. Nice wine appearing remarkably youthful and surprisingly sweet for a Terrantez. The acidity is all packed in which makes the wine appear more in the style of a fine Malaga. Great for age. Amazing to be able to drink and enjoy a wine of this venerable age. Believed to be the oldest dated Madeira in existence. Tasted January 2013 E.V.
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