The Rare Wine Co. Special Reserve Porto Moniz Malvasia NV

9.53 ratings on Delectable
$144.99

There were only 300 bottles made of this rare old Malmsey Madeira. Toffee, vanilla, and bouillon leap out of the glass, accented by an unmistakeable marmelade sweetness.

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Ratings on Delectable

The Flambè

Packed with caramel figs and chocolate notes that play on your palate. High alcohol, and full bodied. Long finish and pronounced aromas.

Packed with caramel figs and chocolate notes that play on your palate. High alcohol, and full bodied. Long finish and pronounced aromas.

9.4

Keith Levenberg

This is a great little secret Madeira under the RWC label. Not one of their cheaper varietal blends, as solid as they are - this is more special, unique stuff. According to RWC, this was a Favilla Vieira Madeira discovered by Ricardo Freitas with no vintage date but an estimated age of 40-50 years old when bottled in 2010. There is also a Verdelho. I preferred this Malvasia when I first opened them together a few months back, as it was just as complex but richer and denser. It's actually streamlined itself considerably over the last few months - do NOT open this if you are in the mood for one of those treacly sweet, port-like malvasias. This is highly acidic (RWC notes that it comes from the cool northwest side of the island), lime-juicy and angular, still having a vivid green tinge in the glass. In fact it feels only a tick sweeter than the Verdelho at this point and might even come across dryer than the Verdelho did when first opened. Buzzes with all sorts of cool energy, even seems to have a shisito-pepper-like snap, and at this point the top notes are dominant although of course there is also some deeper dried fruit nuances underneath.

This is a great little secret Madeira under the RWC label. Not one of their cheaper varietal blends, as solid as they are - this is more special, unique stuff. According to RWC, this was a Favilla Vieira Madeira discovered by Ricardo Freitas with no vintage date but an estimated age of 40-50 years old when bottled in 2010. There is also a Verdelho. I preferred this Malvasia when I first opened them together a few months back, as it was just as complex but richer and denser. It's actually streamlined itself considerably over the last few months - do NOT open this if you are in the mood for one of those treacly sweet, port-like malvasias. This is highly acidic (RWC notes that it comes from the cool northwest side of the island), lime-juicy and angular, still having a vivid green tinge in the glass. In fact it feels only a tick sweeter than the Verdelho at this point and might even come across dryer than the Verdelho did when first opened. Buzzes with all sorts of cool energy, even seems to have a shisito-pepper-like snap, and at this point the top notes are dominant although of course there is also some deeper dried fruit nuances underneath.

9.4

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