• Quinta dos Pesos 1989 Carcavelos

More freshness and brightness versus the 1988 with dried caramel, rancio, Brazil nut and some light walnut spice. The palate shows sweet nuts with a hit of rancio and a light honeyed tone. D&M Tasting Notes

Carcavelos is the smallest wine appellation in Portugal, and is located just west of Lisbon, along the Tagus estuary as it meets the Atlantic. Founded in the mid-18th century by the Marquis de Pombal, Carcavelos quickly gained renown, when it was gifted by King Jose I of Portugal to the court of Beijing in 1752 and later was featured in Christie’s first-ever London wine auction, appearing alongside Hock, Burgundy and Malaga. Yet production remained small relative to that of Port and Madeira, and the arrival of phylloxera in the late 19th century began Carcavelos’ slow fade—even as it was officially demarcated in 1908 and recognized with Port, Moscatel de Setúbal and Madeira as one of four traditional Portuguese Vinhos Generosos (fortified wines). Produced from a blend of up to nine different white and red varieties—Arinto, Gallego Dourado and Ratinho are the most common—its elevage traditionally ranged from 10-20 years, with barrels more or less topped-up, depending on the style of the producer. Oxidative in character, today Carcavelos is amongst the rarest of wines, with just one active producer, and its bottles rarely seen beyond Portuguese borders. Importer Notes

Quinta dos Pesos 1989 Carcavelos

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