Boston Bual Madeira, The Rare Wine Company Historic Series

Boston Bual Madeira, The Rare Wine Company Historic Series

Item # 10951 750mL
$52.99/ Single Bottle
$635.88 $572.29/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

This is the complex and elegant style of Madeira relished among Bostonians in the early days of the Republic. It is moderate in sweetness with great tangy flavor. This is part of a historic series newly developed by The Rare Wine Company.

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Astor's Glossary of Terms


Several Portuguese white varieties that were widely grown in centuries past were called Bual. Today, the term has come to refer to a medium-rich type of Madeira produced from these grapes. It is produced on Madeira's warmer south side, so it ripens to a higher sugar level than Sercial or Verdelho. Bual is generally dark and raisiny, and keeps its bright acidity over many years of ageing.


The Dão and the Douro are the most important regions as far as red Portuguese table wine is concerned. Douro wines tend to be a bit fuller and fleshier than their Dão counterparts, which are generally lighter and higher in acidity. Reds from both regions are dense, rustic, and well-balanced. They also show their terroir quite clearly, and represent a great alternative to the modern fruit-driven...

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