One of the most exceptional dessert wines of the world Madeira has long roots in American history where it was the favored drink of our founding fathers. Sweet and fortified like Port but with a character all it's own. The island of Madeira has an oceanic, tropically influenced climate and volcanic soil. The wine is cultivated in terraced steps of red and basaltic bedrock called poios. This wine aged 5 years in cask is made from the Tinta Negra grape. Combining different wines together creates a blend of the best quality wine with good balance and style. The Wine Advocate said about this wine "The non-vintage 5-Year-Old Fine Rich Reserve, bottled in January 2011, has a deep auburn hue. The nose is elegant and well-defined with scents of orange rind and rosewater. The palate is smooth and sensual on the entry with crisp acidity. Towards the finish, it eases off the accelerator with notes of citrus lemon, honey and a touch of mandarin to create a refined Madeira that has an effortless quality."
Quality Madiera generally carries a hefty price tag which makes this delightful wine an a outright bargain for the price!