Unknown Madeira

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benread
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Re: Unknown Madeira

Post by benread » 00:40 Sat 20 Aug 2011

Unknown still. Probably madeira!
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Alex Bridgeman
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Re: Unknown Madeira

Post by Alex Bridgeman » 12:26 Sat 20 Aug 2011

benread wrote:Unknown still. Probably madeira!
Honestly, nobody seems to believe me. It was Madeira. Absolutely. Without doubt. Madeira.
Top Ports in 2019: Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
Top Ports in 2020 (so far): Croft 1945 and Niepoort VV (1960s bottling)

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Alex Bridgeman
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Re: Unknown Madeira

Post by Alex Bridgeman » 18:27 Sat 20 Aug 2011

An unlabelled bottle, sealed with an unbranded cork. The contents were a pale golden colour, 10% opaque, but with a strong bouillion and seaweed nose. Sweet in the mouth - perhaps a boal. Modest mouthfeel and palate, strongly acidic but balanced by the sweetness. Modest on the aftertaste but a big finish. Perhaps suffering from a short decant time for a bottle that appears to have been from the '50s. 82/100.
Top Ports in 2019: Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
Top Ports in 2020 (so far): Croft 1945 and Niepoort VV (1960s bottling)

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