In a nutshell:
A complex and aged medium dry Madeira with a luxurious feel.
One thing that marks out Maderia wines is that they undergo a unique maturation process where they are naturally heated over a period of months to build concentration and consistency before being cooled prior to maturation. Ageing for a full 15 years allows it to develop a complex range of layers and textures that mark it out as a most distinctive fortified wine. Verdelho is one of the traditional Madeira varieties used in medium dry styles and it leads the blend of grapes used here. It's very well structured with bags of complexity and very vibrant aromas where you can pick out the dried fruits, honey and certain ripe woody notes. On the palate there's a background of chocolate and caramel with hint of figs also present. In all it's a delicious wine with mouthwatering acidity and a long, lingering finish.
When to drink:
As well a being an excellent aperitif it also goes well with spicy Asian dishes.