Vinhos Barbeito (Rare Wine Company Historic Series)

New York Special Reserve Malmsey Madeira

9.1112 ratings
9.240 pro ratings
Madeira, Portugal
Malvasia
Cake & Cream
Top Notes For
Kyle Groombridge

Dang this is tasty, especially with the devils affogato that I'm eating at current. Loads of nuttiness, coffee, fig jam, saline. Beautiful texture and not at all cloying. I hate to toot my own horn (my wife will tell you "no you don't..") but this pairing was freakin amazing.

Dang this is tasty, especially with the devils affogato that I'm eating at current. Loads of nuttiness, coffee, fig jam, saline. Beautiful texture and not at all cloying. I hate to toot my own horn (my wife will tell you "no you don't..") but this pairing was freakin amazing.

Mar 31st, 2018
Jay Kline

A nice little pour after dinner. A better than decent Malmsey.

A nice little pour after dinner. A better than decent Malmsey.

Nov 26th, 2017
Senses Wines

First time trying a Madeira. Paired with cherry and blueberry pie soaked in bourbon. Wow

First time trying a Madeira. Paired with cherry and blueberry pie soaked in bourbon. Wow

1 person found it helpfulAug 31st, 2014
Cannon Smith

Cannon had this 8 years ago

Cannon had this 8 years ago

1 person found it helpfulAug 10th, 2014
Kevin Walsh

Wine blogger doxologywine.com; Freelance Sommelier (Court of Master Sommeliers) Doxology Wine Consulting

9.1

While I tend to prefer a bit less sweetness, there is a lot of depth here with toasted nuts and caramel and coffee and a loooonnnggg finish

While I tend to prefer a bit less sweetness, there is a lot of depth here with toasted nuts and caramel and coffee and a loooonnnggg finish

1 person found it helpfulNov 5th, 2013
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

9.1

Raisins and nuts. Dessert.

Raisins and nuts. Dessert.

May 7th, 2017
Zach Cherry

Account Manager Worldwide Wine & Spirits

9.3

It's Malmsey, so the roasted nuts and carmel are a given, but the bright orange zest and marmalade really bring it in to it's own. The flavor's just keep coming until there's a nutmeg quality that ends with the nice, warm burn of the 19% ABV. This is the Armagnac of Wine.

It's Malmsey, so the roasted nuts and carmel are a given, but the bright orange zest and marmalade really bring it in to it's own. The flavor's just keep coming until there's a nutmeg quality that ends with the nice, warm burn of the 19% ABV. This is the Armagnac of Wine.

Sep 30th, 2016
Tom Kobylarz

NO birthday is complete without some fortified wine from Portugal. This one makes its way from the island of Madeira. Insanely complex the aroma and flavor so are roasted mixed nuts, caramel, orange peel, sea salt, prosciutto and licorice. Excellent acidity on the weightless, though crazy long finish. #newyork #madeira @Rare Wine Co.

NO birthday is complete without some fortified wine from Portugal. This one makes its way from the island of Madeira. Insanely complex the aroma and flavor so are roasted mixed nuts, caramel, orange peel, sea salt, prosciutto and licorice. Excellent acidity on the weightless, though crazy long finish. #newyork #madeira @Rare Wine Co.

Apr 18th, 2016
Randy Fuller

My first note on the Rare Wine Company New York Malmsey was, “Oh, the nose!” That is still what I think every time I have some. The amber color looks a lot like whiskey, and the nose is all raisins, burnt caramel and brown sugar. Those appear on the palate, too, but in a very dry form - not what the nose seems to promise. The mouth is full and the finish is very long.

My first note on the Rare Wine Company New York Malmsey was, “Oh, the nose!” That is still what I think every time I have some. The amber color looks a lot like whiskey, and the nose is all raisins, burnt caramel and brown sugar. Those appear on the palate, too, but in a very dry form - not what the nose seems to promise. The mouth is full and the finish is very long.

Jan 18th, 2016
Vinny Caputi

Wine Buyer Caputi's Wine & Liquor

9.1

Complex, long finish, sweet and delicious

Complex, long finish, sweet and delicious

Oct 25th, 2015