White - Fortified

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


  • Portugal
  • Madeira
Drink between 2015 - 2052 (Edit)
CT91.2 24 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 22

  • Anonymous wrote: (91 points)

    February 23, 2017 - Another nice bottle... on the dry side, with just a hint of nutty sweetness. Racy and focused with medium length.

  • SouthernStateofMind wrote: flawed

    July 9, 2016 - No acidity present. A flabby combination of dried/stewed fruit juice. Here's hoping my remaining bottle presents better!

  • Kirk Grant wrote:

    June 11, 2016 - Open just about 2 months and this is really silky and fun to enjoy with some cheese cake. Scents that seem to come strait out of an antique shop with hints of leather, aged hope chests, and dry-roasted nuts, and orange rind. Medium long finish with high acidity.

  • Kirk Grant wrote:

    April 8, 2016 - Open now almost for a week...this continues to show a level of complexity that I just can't seem to find in other NV Madeira. Scents of polished mahogany, lime peel, dates, and clove dominate the nose. On the palate there's a warmth of date, plum pudding, and kumquat. With a brilliant acidity and a long finish...this is a wine to celebrate with your loved ones or to stock the cellar with for the years to come. buy as much as your cellar can handle. Outstanding!!!

  • EhrlichDY wrote: (94 points)

    March 24, 2016 - Unfortunately just finished my last bottle and I wish I had more. This bottle seemed better than my first bottle. I believe there is some bottle variation. Medium bodied but densely aromatic and flavorful. Notes of candied fruits, baking spiced, and baked pie gush from the nose and are echoed on the palate. There is acidity that keeps it all remarkably fresh. Great QPR here.

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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 8 (3%)
  • In Cellars 215 (75%)
  • Consumed 64 (22%)

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