Madeira, Portugal


Madeira Verdelho 1981

The fourth bottle on my 40th birthday week was this lovely surprise pour from a Somm friend at Tasting Group. While my Delectable account doesn’t reflect it, I’ve always been a sucker for Madeira and this was flat out delicious. Candied walnuts, orange fruit marmalade, creme brûlée, figs...all of the things. So richly layered and long lasting on the palate. Just lovely. — 10 days ago

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Vinhos Barbeito

Madeira Verdelho

Made in a style popular in Savanah 150 years ago. Mostly dry, round, lemony, nutty with refreshing acidity and a seemingly infinite finish. — a month ago

Ely, Severn and 8 others liked this

Anselmo Mendes

Muros Antigos Escolha White Blend 2020

J. Kim

Remarkable mineral purity and concentration. The aroma is less interesting than before. — 5 days ago

Henriques & Henriques

20 Years Old Madeira Terrantez

@Delectablewine Delectablewine this is the terrantez. Poor terrantez—very nearly extinct on Madeira, though I hear subsidies are having some success in reviving it. For my palate it’s the golden mean—tremendous character & acidity, just enough sweetness. This is so elegant and quietly powerful. Aromas are on point and palate is beautifully structured with the pleasing rapier finish emblematic of the varietal. Lovely stuff. — 13 days ago

Alsu Shakirova
with Alsu
Peter, Anthony and 22 others liked this


Vintage Port 1911

Tasted blind. Reddish tawny, thin and very old looking. Notes of brown sugar, molasses, some wood. Medicinal. In the mouth it’s different than what I expected. Tastes like Port, but looks and smells like Madeira. Someone guesses Vin Santo. But based on the taste I go with old Port. — 7 days ago

Alex, Severn and 15 others liked this

Stones & Bones

Portugal Red Blend 2019

WSJ wine. Good red blend. Phil and I both liked it. I would buy it again — a day ago


Vintage Madeira Boal 1984

@ Verve Wine & Provisions — 21 days ago

Severn, Josh and 2 others liked this


Vintage Madeira Verdelho 1850

What a treat. Followed the ‘71 Terrantez— itself excellent. Despite the extra 121 years, the verdelho had brighter acids and shows torrified fruit, salt, caramel, apricot, and just tremendous palate density pulled along neatly by the acids. — a month ago

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Bojo do Luar

Luar Rosa 2020

Pale pink orange; medium intensity aromas of yellow apple, intense yellow pear, apricot, firm peach, apple blossom; dry, medium plus acid, low alcohol, medium body, medium plus intensity flavors consistent with aromas; medium plus finish, yellow pear flavors dominate, very lovely — 8 days ago

Michael, Severn and 4 others liked this

A&D Wines

Monólogo Arinto P24

One of the best VV I’ve had ...expected acidity but more tropic fruit honey nose bone dry — 11 days ago