Rare Wine Company Historic Series Boston Bual Madeira
*Editors' Choice* Slightly richer than the Charleston Sercial, the Boston Bual boasts knockout aromas of toasted nut oil, orange peel and hints of dark honey or maple syrup. Despite the extra weight and sweetness, it's not cloying at all the finish is mouthwatering and long.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Light, bright amber. Deep aromas of cherry pit, candied orange, toffee and molasses, lifted by a note of dried rose. Chewy in texture, with dry-edged nut and burnt orange flavors, a touch of molasses sugar and good back-end grip. Quite sweet but the wine's acidity adds focus, nerve and finishing bite.
These are the most affordable, representative examples of classic madeira available. A collaboration between the importer and Barbeito's Ricardo Diogo Vasconcelos Freitas, the idea behind these bottlings is to capture some of the magic of vintage Madeira: the beautiful aromas, intensity of flavor, and most importantly, the acidity. Given the fact that 1.5 - 3 ounces is a sufficient pour and that once opened, these simply will not go bad, these are also amongst the best deals we have in the store for those looking for a truly unique addition to add to the cellar (as well as drinking rotation)! (Joe Manekin, K&L Portuguese wine buyer)