White - Fortified

1795 Barbeito Madeira Terrantez


  • Portugal
  • Madeira
Drink between 2006 - 2030 (Edit)
CT94.9 10 reviews
Label borrowed from 1789
Label borrowed from 1860
Label borrowed from 1882
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Community Tasting Notes 10

  • Jeff Leve wrote: 87 points

    January 30, 2017 - Dried fruits, brown sugar, piquant orange with bitter chocolate, roasted tangerine, burnt caramel and sharp acidic character neither add, or subtract from the fact that this is oldest wine I have ever tasted. It is more interesting than pleasurable. But it was truly a great experience, regardless. As a wine, this does not rank with any of the best wines I have tasted before. But as a glass of liquid contemplation, blended with a history lesson, (George Washington was President!) it remains unequaled.

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  • Wine Canuck wrote: 92 points

    November 30, 2013 - The Twelveth Annual Stonefields Dinner (Guelph, ON): I'm not sure I'm a huge maderia guy, but having said that this was a very good example. Nose of dried lemon peel, perfume, a touch of plastic/rubber, brown sugar, aerosol can, dates, raisins, figs, brown butter, anise root and musky sweat. Palate is still fairly sweet with heady alcohol, however turns a bit bitter and sour toward the finish.

  • Dave Canada wrote: 93 points

    November 30, 2013 - The Twelfth Annual Stonefields Dinner (Guelph, ON, Canada): Nose is all dried lemon peel, brown sugar, flowers, dried orange peel, spice, and a definite rancio character.
    The palate very complex showing marmalade, orange peel, spice cake, burnt orange creme brûlée and dried flowers. There is a noticeable kick in terms of alcohol and the acid is still quite racy.
    The finish for me is where this wine feel down a bit for me…..it was only medium and did not have the expansiveness and power of the other old Barbeito Terrantez that I have tried (1899).
    Nonetheless….this was a real treat and pretty to go back to over the course of the evening.

  • burlingtonm Likes this wine: 96 points

    March 22, 2012 - Certainly the oldest wine or fortified wine I am ever likely to taste and besides the historic context of this Madeira, it was spectacularly good with a rich, long finish. An extraordinary experience and so lucky to catch this at its prime and drinking so well

  • bakunotbacchus Likes this wine:

    September 13, 2011 - Will I ever get to have a similar experience in my life?
    Time (2 centuries!!!) in a bottle, in a whiff, in a mouthful... and everything still alive, the alcohol, the acidity, the fruit - though transformed into something quite unknown, quite unique...
    I could have sit there and drunk the whole bottle and still not be jaded by the whole experience.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1795
  • Type White - Fortified
  • Producer Barbeito
  • Varietal Terrantez
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Portugal
  • Region Madeira
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Madeira

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  • Pending Delivery 1 (1%)
  • In Cellars 53 (73%)
  • Consumed 19 (26%)

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