madeira barbeito verdelho old reserve 10 years old - made to enjoy for pleasure….

as i am currently preparing for an important wine tasting exam, i am all too aware that some wines are so powerful that they are better tasted after others.  their sheer intensity and strong personality are sure to overtake the subtle character of other wines in a flight.  

this is especially true of exceptional and beautiful wines.  they overtake the senses so completely that it is very difficult to immediately return to normality after tasting them. 

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Madeira 1875... What Does It Taste Like??

Every time i join a tasting organised by Nigel and hosted by the HK Wine Society, I count my blessings.  And much I have to count!  Especially last month when we experienced quite a few "Old Madeiras".

In the flight, we had wines from 1875, 1900, 1920, 1968 and some younger wines.

What was wonderful to me was to try and understand the character of such old wines.  Very unique to say the least.  In part due to the grape and in part due to the production method these wines were made from. 

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