5 Year Old Medium Rich Madeira 500ml
This is liquid Christmas. Bursting with Christmas pudding, fruitcake, marzipan, mince pies, figs, roasted nuts and toffee, Henriques & Henriques’ 5 Year Old Medium Rich Madeira is a must-have for the festive period, but can be pulled out for cheeseboards, desserts and ice cream throughout the year. Madeira is made by heating and cooling the wine over an extended ageing period to recreate the voyages wines of old took aboard ships. This process renders them almost indestructible; once you’ve opened this bottle, it won’t fade or sour like a standard wine, Port or Sherry might. That means that this delicious blend of Bual and Tinta Negra Mole is also a great wine to have on hand when you need a splash for fortifying stocks, sauces and gravy.
Founded in 1850 by João Gonçalves Henriques, his two sons took over in 1912 and this world famous Madeira house became Henriques & Henriques as we know it today. Madeira has enjoyed a strong bond with the United Kingdom since King Charles II married Princess Catherine of Portugal, but Henriques & Henriques’ is particularly enviable. You’ll find them near the picturesque fishing village of Câmara de Lobos, famously painted by Winston Churchill. They’ve also seen their wine served at a Buckingham Palace for a banquet attended by The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, not to mention William and Kate, Charles and Camilla, Prince Harry and the Prime Minister. They’re the only Madeira house to own vineyards, one of the few whose wines are vegan-friendly and in 2017 were named “Best Fortified Wine Producer of the Year” by Revista de Vinhos Magazine – a considerable feat considering they were up against not only Madeira’s famous wineries Blandy’s and Barbeito, but also all the great producers of Port.
Madeira is one of the most fascinating and underestimated wines on the planet. A visit to this tiny Portuguese island – closer to Morocco than Europe – reveals a dizzying array of styles, a quite frankly crazy history, and feats of engineering that make the mind boggle.
£2.79 per 100.00ml
SKU No.: 2872058
Style No.: 712149
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