This is 100% Boal grapes aged for thirty plus years in cask before bottling. For a Madeira it is young, but a lovely way to end a dinner. Deep amber in color, clear and bright. The nose has espresso, toffee, tiramisu, and oranges. Full bodied. Just a hint of sweetness. On the palate, toffee, chocolate and orange with some alcohol and heat. Long finish. This worked well with chocolate desserts. Very nice on its own as well. Drink over the next hundred years.
NV Rare Wine Co. (Vinhos Barbeito) Madeira Historic Series Boston Bual Special Reserve, Portugal, Wine Review
The Rare Wine Co.'s Historic Madeira series is an excellent way (and affordable) to sample different styles of Madeira. This one is iced tea in color. Partially opaque and bright. The nose is great with orange peel, slight red berries, and toffee. Full bodied.
A birthday/birth year wine. Iced tea in color. The nose is nice with nuts, orange peel, and slight chocolate note. On the palate, this is a bit nutty with some alcohol showing. Good acidity. Complex layering. Long finish. Like all 1958's, this is not quite mature but doing quite well. ;-)