White - Fortified

1920 Barbeito Madeira Malvazia Favilla Vieira


  • Portugal
  • Madeira
Drink between 2016 - 2025 (Edit)
CT93.4 11 reviews

Community Tasting Notes 11

  • Anonymous wrote: 95 points

    January 22, 2013 - Madeira @ Bistro Cacao (A Malvasia Affair) (Washington D.C.): This showed so much better than my last taste back in 1999. Assertive and fragrant with a caramel, toffee and lime zest nose. Weighty on the palate, but still fresh and uplifting. Some volatile acidity, but not off-putting. Fantastic cling on the palate with a lengthy, zippy, juicy, orange peel finish. Wonderful acids on this outstanding bottle.

  • bpj87 wrote:

    January 31, 2012 - Medium sweet with what I hoped would be a touch more acidity. Big nose of iodine and varnish. Oozes complexity.

  • Yabusama wrote: 95 points

    September 26, 2011 - Dark brown color. Complex forward aromas of raisins, chocolate and spice. Rich flavors of chocolate, fig and tart citus. Viscous mouth feel with good acid backbone. Lip-smacking lingering finish that lasted for minutes. Everyone really enjoyed this one.

  • acidqueen wrote: 95 points

    May 27, 2011 - Medium brown, green on edge. Open now for 3 months, getting coconut on the nose, and coconut, tobacco and chocolate flavors. Other flavors I can't identify which just make this more complex and pleasing. Wonderful Madeira.

    After 6 months opened: very elegant Madeira. Acids are very fine and smooth. Salt, blond tobacco, apricots, fig and light honey flavors. Still getting the coconut nose, but milder and mixed with more of the tobacco. Tasted this side by side with the 1922 D'Oliveiras Boal, which was a huge contrast (see notes elsewhere). This wine is the elegant, jeweled lady next to the chunky Boal.

  • rosesandthorns wrote: 90 points

    May 23, 2011 - Different bottle. This nose has a strange petrol coffee funk that I haven't smelled in other madeiras. Very strong and was not my fave. Serious greyhound acidity in the finish. I can't believe I'm saying this, but this wine needs more air time and actually tastes young and green. Toasted almonds, chestnut honey cake, sweet orange marmalade.

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  • By Julia Harding, MW
    10/19/2011 (link)

    (Barbeito, FV Malvazia Madeira White) Subscribe to see review text.

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    Issue #57, 5/21/2010

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  • By Richard Jennings
    5/21/2010 (link) 94 points

    (Barbeito Madeira Malvazia Favilla Vieira) Dark brown color with yellow green meniscus and ruby lights; deep, smoky, coffee, tart fig, fig cake nose; rich, mocha, tart lemon, very tart orange palate with depth and medium-plus acidity; long finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1920
  • Type White - Fortified
  • Producer Barbeito
  • Varietal Malvazia
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Favilla Vieira
  • Country Portugal
  • Region Madeira
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Madeira

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  • In Cellars 65 (71%)
  • Consumed 26 (29%)

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