In 1918 Manoel Domingues Poças Júnior and his uncle established Poças & comandita. Manoel Poças receives the Quinta das Quartas, the first of the company’s wine estate in the Douro, in payment of a debt. In 1959 Manoel’s grandsons Manuel and Jorge Pintão joined the firm. In 1962 the declaration of the first Poças Vintage. In 2006 the company remains on family hands with 4 generations working together.
I bought this 375 ml half-bottle at 20% at the price of 10 Euro in a Danish supermarket.
Faint brown colour with red notes in the reflections from light.
Heavy curtains are left on the side of the glass after swinging it around, they descent very slowly.
Overwhelming sweet fruit in the aroma accompanied by a more and more dominating alcohol as the aroma is swept out of the glass.
Very hot from the alcohol, good fruit but still too thin, faint notes of aged wood barrels, as the alcohol fades away it opens up for a good dried fruits in the after-taste which has longer than expected life time.
Blandy’s Madeira Wine was founded in 1811 by John Blandy that came to Madeira to be treated for his illness in the warm climate and to work in the banking sector. The company is still on family hands and is today run by the 6th generation.
I got this 19%, 500 ml bottle of Blandy’s Madeira Bual 10 years as a gift. Approximate value is around 31 Euro.
The bual grapes are used for the medium sweet wines.
Dark orange and amber in the colour, with play of yellow tones. Heavy curtains on the side of the glass after a slinging, slowly descending.
A aroma that is heavy on the dried fruits, sweet with a nice scent of burned caramel but also with some alcohol in it.
Good body with a faint hint of oak from the barrels, good warmth, some alcohol and sweet raisins in the after taste, a good mix of dried fruits.