The Rare Wine Co. Historic Series New York Malmsey Special Reserve Madeira Portugal
Rated 93 Points Wine Enthusiast
The sweetest and richest in the Historic series, the New York Malmsey unfolds slowly in the glass, gradually revealing layers of depth and flavor. Coffee, toffee and date notes emerge, followed by earthy, almost truffley flavors. Powerful and assertive on the long finish.
Rated 91 Points Wine Spectator
Rich and spicy, with a creamy texture and plenty of buttery notes to the dried apricot and roasted pineapple flavors. Smoke and cedary accents show on the plush finish. Drink now through 2030.
Rated 90 Points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The non-vintage RWC New York Malmsey has a brash, walnut and smoke-scented bouquet with an acrid tang of autumn bonfire. If it were a person, it would be a Manhattan cab driver with a short fuse. The palate is medium-bodied with a touch of white pepper on the entry. It offers dried toffee, Chinese 5-spice, espresso and marmalade on the viscous finish, which is kept in check by the rapier-like acidity. This is excellent.