In a nutshell:
A full, rich and complex sweet, aged Madeira that's wonderfully smooth on the palate.
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. Malvasia, a traditional Madeira variety it the main grape used in this blend and is best suited for making sweet versions of the wine. Dark golden in colour it has a noticeable viscosity and distinctive bouquet of dried fruits, toffee and warm smoky wood. Unmistakeably full and sweet on the tongue but with good balancing acidity it slowly meanders to a lengthy finish full of nuts and dark chocolate.
When to drink:
Made to accompany rich and sweet desserts and puddings.