Orange and grapefruit tanginess…
Henriques & Henriques Full Rich Doce Madeira Fortified Wine
You like single malts aged in fortified wine casks?
Now’s your chance to try that original fortified wine!
Henriques & Henriques: A privately owned company dating back to 1850, Henriques & Henriques is the largest independent producer and shipper of Madeira. They’ve been shipping wines under their own label from the island since 1925, and unlike most of the other shippers, they actually own some of their own vineyards.
Madeira: Madeira is a fortified wine from the island of the same name in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Portugal. Often grown on terraced vineyards, Madeira is produced in a range of styles from off-dry to sweet, always with elegance and a distinctive, refreshing close.
From SimplyWines, “Slightly paler tawny/nutty brown. Really quite oxidised in style, with a burnt caramel tang and plenty of dried fruit and nut notes. On the palate there is an intense richness, but it is still a fresh style of wine, with plenty of orange and grapefruit tanginess playing against the walnutty dryness and orangy fruit. Nicely balanced and delicious”.
Official notes read, “Dark and sweet wine with caramel aromas. Full-bodied and very fruity, rich and with a very intense palate. It should be enjoyed with rich desserts such as puddings, chocolate cakes and coffee”.
NB: 500ml bottle