11 November 2016
Jose B Fernandez, Verdelho 1900
Bottled from Demi-John in 2015 by GD. New wax caps. Stencilled bottle.
From vineyards near the city of Funchal, next to the old family house. Unfortunately these vineyards now don't exist anymore.
Tasting note: Deep orange color. Rich complex nose. Fresh citrus and mandarine aroma, fine old wood furniture tones, refined needing air to open up to fuller and greatness. Developing a fine Napolean Cognac nose, sweet rich tough not as alcohol as a Cognac. Gorgeous nose. After some months the same bottle now giving more rich fudge and fine floral aromas. Very refined. Medium sweet, intense start of taste, dried oranges, richer as you would expect a Verdelho. The acidity is well integrated. Lovely flavor, full intense and well balanced, like a well matured fine Petite Champagne Cognac. A great fine soft sweet styled Verdelho. Very good, I love this Madeira. Last tasted December 2015 at a dinner in New York where this wine showed marvelous beautiful and well balanced. It left everybody at the table silent. Great wine. EV.
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