For all its relative obscurity, Madeira is dominating the list of most expensive wines – mostly because of its incredible ability to age. Henrique Menezes Borges established his Madeira company in 1877, and bought a heap of old casks of wine. Some of these dated back to the 18th Century, which was the golden age of Madeira – the founding fathers toasted with Madeira after signing the Declaration of Independence. George Washington in particular was fond of a glass or two, which is probably how he ended up with wooden teeth
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The capsule has been re-sealed with wine bottle wax.
The fill level is very good (mid shoulder).
The bottle comes from the start of the 20th century, with signs of age related cellar storage.