White - Fortified

N.V. Rare Wine Co. (Vinhos Barbeito) Madeira Porto Moniz Verdelho Special Reserve


  • Portugal
  • > Madeira
Drink between 2010 - 2040
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Community Tasting Notes 4

  • Papies wrote: (91 points)

    December 5, 2014 - Opened and left to rest for a couple of hours.
    A very welcoming Madeira, on the medium side, fruit driven in a way, dried fruits, light caramel at times. Very good and complex.

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  • Anonymous wrote: (93 points)

    June 21, 2012 - Consistent with my previous bottle. Quite fragrant, easy to smell as soon as the cork is pulled. Citric, with sharp lemon and lime flavors, a hint of VA, and a savory herbal infused caramel note. Good length. Stellar stuff here. This displays more trebal notes rather than bass. Precise and edgey.

  • Anonymous wrote: (93 points)

    January 30, 2012 - A wine once belonging to the Favilla Vieira family; guessed to be about 40-50 years old. Popped and poured. A wine that made me smile from the first whiff. Tart, citric and focused. Dried peaches, lemons, and nut skin; hints of burnt sugar. Tangy, savory and mouthwatering; excellent length. Not heavily torrefacted, but light, fresh and zippy with a haunting cling... wonderful Madeira with fabulous laser-like focus. I can't wait to follow this over the next few days.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    10/9/2012 (link) 91 points

    (NV Rare Wine Co. (Vinhos Barbeito) Madeira Porto Moniz Verdelho Special Reserve) Light medium browning red color with ruby lights; baked cherry, baked raspberry, light maple syrup nose; tasty, youthful, tart cherry, strawberry jam palate with good acidity; long finish 91+ points (from a 1976 cask; bottled in 2011)

Wine Definition

  • Vintage N.V.
  • Type White - Fortified
  • Producer Rare Wine Co. (Vinhos Barbeito)
  • Varietal Verdelho
  • Designation Porto Moniz Verdelho Special Reserve
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Portugal
  • Region Madeira
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Madeira

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 3 (5%)
  • In Cellars 47 (82%)
  • Consumed 7 (12%)

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