I have a bottle of 10 years old old reserve Colombo Madeira. How long will it remain drinkable after opening?Thanks
Unlike most wines, Madeira is relatively indestructible It will certainly keep for months.
Absolutely years. i have several bottles on the kitchen counter that have been open for a few years and they're fine. You do have some evaporation risk.
A friend had a bottle of Madeira that was 70 years old. When he first opened the bottle, the taste was a bit off, but once it was aerated, it was great!
Oops, I misread your question. So ignore my response above.
Unlike many other fortified wines like Porto, Madeira will keep for several months as I recently opened a similar vintage recently which I brought back from Funchal.
Mine has been open around 5 months and perfectly fine.
Madeira will remain drinkable for years if properly sealed (to prevent evaporation) as it is already fully oxidised before being bottled - ie, air contact won't do any more to change the character than it already has.
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