Madeira is my mistress.
An investment that has continued to pay dividends. Purchased ex-chateau in 2011; 1/2 case at $30/bottle—almost an impossible extravagance for a freshly minted college graduate in a bum economy. Now fully mature (the wine, that is), what a joy to taste this as it evolves over a few hours in the decanter. Cherry/cranberry accord, great acidity, tannins still present, aging delightfully. A silver fox. Way above premier cru. Thankful to have one left. — 10 days ago
Seeing double...quadruple, actually. Thanksgiving wine 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 @Jim Wagonfeld harmonious accord of dark fruit, cedar, muscular tannins. Powerful elegance and seemingly ages to go even at twenty-four years. A wine to be thankful for. — 11 days ago
Sublime Sangiovese. Quite a rich vintage, but not over-egged in the least. Dark fruit, tannic undergirding, lovely structure. Attenuated nose that will likely blossom after you sock it away for a few, if you can resist pulling the cork now. — 4 days ago