Malvasia Reserva Barbeito

Grapes Malvasia
Origin Portugal, Madeira
ABV 19%

Ricardo explained that this is a wonderful match for Christmas pudding - and he's right - just perfect, this really works. He sadly is not a fan of Christmas pud, but bravely tasted his way through many bowlfuls - to work out which of his range was the best partner. Wonderful purity, great length and elegance too. Delivers much more than you would expect from the colour. Rich and intense without being overtly sweet. This just has the best balance of any we have tasted - with 95 grams of sugar per litre this is below the average 110-120 it is less sweet on paper but this just makes it so deliciously drinkable.

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Five-year-old wine that is already dense, intense and exciting with more tension than the Boal. Manages to be both approchable and delicate despite its richness. Excellent.


The Barbeito family Madeiras are almost unique in their total non use of caramel to colour the wines. The natural pale colour of theise great Madeiras gives an impression of their being light and perhaps less concentrated than others, but on tasting the wines this impression is quickly dispelled. They are brighter and more pure than most other producers but they have beautiful texture, wonderfully intensity and are immensely long.

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