International Wine Challenge - Gold
BI Wine & Spirits - 92 points
- Best Fortified Wine of the Year 2017 -
Background: Madeira wine is a still fortified, blended wine that is wonderfully concentrated and complex. The Portuguese island of Madeira is called the Island of the Immortals in reference to its wines, which can hold-and improve- their quality over centuries. Henriques & Henriques is one the oldest and most prestigious of the wineries in Madeira. H & H is now the largest independent producer and shipper of Madeira Wines and the only Madeira House that owns vineyards. Still privately owned since their foundation in 1850. They also have some of the oldest reserve casks on the island ie. their 1st ever 50 years Tinta Negra
Grape Varietal: 100% Tinta Negra This astonishing Madeira is the product of One Single Barrel--Magical 50 Year Old Madeira to die for…
Country of Origin: Portugal
Appellation: The sub-tropical Atlantic island of Madeira some 800 km south-west of Portugal
Tasting Notes: Deep, dark wood color and then comes the pronounced aromas of caramel, coffee, and thick-cut marmalade. Rich, sweet, and with a gorgeous balancing acidity that makes this incredible-Rare, complex, and perfectly balanced.
Food Suggestion: A wine of majestic quality.