White - Fortified

1863 Barbeito Madeira Boal


  • Portugal
  • Madeira
Drink between 1993 - 2067 (Edit)
CT93.9 24 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 22

  • englishman's claret wrote: 95 points

    January 13, 2019 - Amazing persistence for an 1863! Raisin, plum, prune, caramel, toffee. Still lots of body.

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  • ftwspiker Likes this wine: 94 points

    November 3, 2013 - Decanted for 48 hours prior to consumption. Huge nose, with liquid honey, citrus, and sorghum on the first taste. Floated rather than enveloped the tongue. Subsequent hints of almond, apricot and vanilla. This was a group tasting, and all parties found it to be a rare treat.
    The wine looks Light brown colored. The legs are Slow. It smells like Orange, and Apricot. It tastes like Orange, and Apricot.
    The body is Light/Medium. The wine has Satin-like texture. The wine finishes Long.

  • Anonymous wrote: 94 points

    October 10, 2013 - The Matriarch of Madeira, A Tribute to Dona Manuela Barbeito (Bar Boulud, NYC): While the 1892 Bual was plump and filled with dried fruit flavors, this had a bit leaner profile: tanned leather, cognac, and tea leaf. A different, more svelte expression of Bual, but equally delicious.

  • Anonymous wrote: 96 points

    March 23, 2013 - This was bottled in 2003. Decanted three days in advance, but it really didn't need it, as this was great from the get go. Superb concentration, electric acidity and phenomenal length. There are some deep dark flavors, like caramel, dried figs, cocoa... but also lifted notes of citrus zest to keep this lively. A bit on the sweeter side, but expertly balanced.

  • Li wrote:

    January 28, 2012 - Åpnet i julen. Mørkebrun, nesten svart på farge. Gir ikke så mye på duft. Det er primært alkoholen man kjenner sammen med litt kaffe. Men på smak er den enorm. Kraftig smak og mandarin og kaffe sammen med en fantastisk syrestruktur og smaken sitter i flere minutter. Herlig. Flasken står korket i kjelleren og vil bli tømt sakte men sikkert gjennom vinteren.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    10/9/2012 (link) 93 points

    (Barbeito Madeira Boal) Medium brown red color with ruby lights; mature, VA, walnut, light coffee nose; tasty, silky textured, mature, walnut, smoky, nutmeat, tart orange, peat palate with soaring acidity; very long finish 93+ points (bottled March 2010)

  • By Richard Jennings
    4/3/2008 (link) 92 points

    (Barbeito Madeira Boal) Fairly clear medium dark brown color with yellow lights and pale brown meniscus; slightly murky, toasted, VA, narrow coffee nose; round, tangy, coffee palate with lemon acidity and a notion of smoke; long finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    1/7/2007 (link) 89 points

    (Barbeito Madeira Boal) Dark, clear brown; soft, sweet tea with chlorine nose; soft, tangy vanilla, a bit one dimensional on the palate with mushroom edges; medium brown sugar finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1863
  • Type White - Fortified
  • Producer Barbeito
  • Varietal Boal
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Portugal
  • Region Madeira
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Madeira

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 2 (2%)
  • In Cellars 97 (73%)
  • Consumed 34 (26%)

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