What is your TOP Madeira consumed in the first 1/2 of 2017?

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What is your TOP Madeira consumed in the first 1/2 of 2017?

Postby Roy Hersh     » Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:16 am

I think this will be an easy one for a change this year. Having tasted nearly 160 Madeiras so far in 2017, I will review notes to come up with a solid answer. What about you?
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Re: What is your TOP Madeira consumed in the first 1/2 of 2017?

Postby Roy Hersh     » Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:11 pm

Nobody has an opinion? [shrug.gif]
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Re: What is your TOP Madeira consumed in the first 1/2 of 2017?

Postby Marc R     » Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:17 pm

Roy,
you're a solid 153ish ahead of me this year. However, my favorite so far is the 1905 D'Oliveira Verdelho that I've been working my way through over the past month. Between the acid and the finish, it's been tough to put down. Bottom's Up...
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Re: What is your TOP Madeira consumed in the first 1/2 of 2017?

Postby Roy Hersh     » Fri Aug 11, 2017 2:50 pm

You are right here in Lakewood and have not been in touch, Marc; what is up with that?

That 1905 is such a beauty!
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Re: What is your TOP Madeira consumed in the first 1/2 of 2017?

Postby Marc R     » Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:49 pm

Roy,
I'm actually living down in the Bay Area now (likely, for the next couple of years). Hopefully, we'll get you down this way in the near future.
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Re: What is your TOP Madeira consumed in the first 1/2 of 2017?

Postby Roy Hersh     » Sun Aug 13, 2017 2:19 pm

One that I have had twice recently, once at the source in May and a bottle I opened in July. 1875 D'Oliveiras Malvasia ... both times were fantastic!
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Re: What is your TOP Madeira consumed in the first 1/2 of 2017?

Postby Eric Ifune     » Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:50 pm

I'm going to agree with Roy on that 1875 D'Oliveiras Malvasia. This was the best showing I've had.
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Re: What is your TOP Madeira consumed in the first 1/2 of 2017?

Postby Gary Banker     » Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:09 pm

1908 D'Oliveira's boal
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Re: What is your TOP Madeira consumed in the first 1/2 of 2017?

Postby Glenn E.     » Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:18 pm

1895 Araujo de Barros Verdelho, 94 points

I tasted this blind at Roy's and was able to correctly identify it as a Madeira from the 90's. Okay the Madeira part was fairly obvious so that's not really an accomplishment, and unfortunately I meant the 1990s, not the 1890s. Whoops! It was brilliantly clean and pure. I couldn't identify the grape, and was surprised to find out it was a Verdelho as it didn't seem that dry to me. I suspected either Boal or Terrantez, but what do I know? A very, very pleasant and easy-to-drink Madeira.

I suppose technically I should be listing the 1900 D'Oliveiras Malvazia Family Reserve because I did take a small sip of it out of the bottle I have open on my small fridge, but that seems like cheating as it'll probably get sipped like that every 6 months or so for the next 4-6 years. ;)
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