White - Fortified

N.V. Rare Wine Co. (Vinhos Barbeito) Madeira Historic Series Thomas Jefferson Special Reserve


  • Portugal
  • > Madeira
Drink between 2013 - 2033
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Community Tasting Notes 7

  • Anonymous wrote: (92 points)

    September 27, 2014 - On the dry side, with racy, citric acids. High toned, with figs, lemons, citus pith and nut skin. Medium finish. Better after a few days of air.

  • Anonymous wrote: (92 points)

    August 12, 2014 - A lighter styled Madeira, with more nutskin, lemon and figgy flavors, rather than caramel and treacle. Wonderful acidity, with a nicely citric finish. Leaning towards the drier side. Tangy and focused.

  • Kirk Grant wrote:

    June 26, 2014 - Color: Almost amber and rusted root
    Smell: Saline, crushed nuts, mineral, and key lime notes
    Taste: Mineral, toasted leumes & nuts
    Overall: a wine that is clearly worth investing in ...

  • drwine2001 wrote:

    May 24, 2014 - Deep amber/brown. Right out of the bottle, remarkable aromatics and flavors of salted grilled nuts with background notes of narcissus, toffee and citrus rind. Not nearly as sweet as RWC's Bual or Malmsey, fierce acidity and lots of soil. In a word, powerful. This would be great with cheese rather than dessert. I look forward to following this with days to weeks of air.

  • Anonymous wrote: (92 points)

    May 21, 2014 - Wines @ Salil's (Vernon, CT): Another fabulous bottle. The figgy, caramel and nutskin flavors dance on the palate with lifting acidity. Super length.

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  • By John Gilman
    Jan/Feb 2014, Issue #49, Madeira- Timeless Island Wines From Just This Side of Paradise

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Wine Definition

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

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 18 (15%)
  • In Cellars 95 (77%)
  • Consumed 11 (9%)

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