11 November 2016
Cunha, Malvasia Velha 1870
Rebottled in 2016 by GD. Early twentieth century bottles with new stencilling. New wax caps. Levels into neck
Tasting note: High toned nose, spirity, straw, slightly raisiny. Very mature appearing. Brier tone. Quite punchy on the nose. With some air the spirity aceton tone vanished slowly giving way to concentrated subdued sweet dried peaches aromas, vintage furniture wax, vanilla and honey cake. Long cask aged style. Sweet start of taste with high acidity, raisins, waxy, and intense. On the side a warm spirity tone finalising with some natural bitters and orange zest. Intense concentrated wine with a bite. Powerfull. On the after taste sweeter and more balanced, in concentrated orange fruit style. A couple of months later. Rich intense nose of sweet sun ripened fruits, honey, floral tobes, hint of peaches, slightly etheral, quite intreaging.Soft taste start, raisiny, dried peaches and uplifted. On the finish touch of bitterness and alcohol. Long cask aged style. Fresh finish of creamy flavors and dried peaches. Very good Madeira. Last tasted June 2016. EV.
2 bottles per lot
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