Henriques & Henriques has established an impeccable reputation as one of the top sources for high quality Madeira. Henriques and Henriques is absolutely a super star winery. While fortified are out of favour, you are missing out on all this amazing flavour. H&H’s 10 and 15 year old products are out of this world.
The 15 year old range are spectacular. There is a depth of flavour that can only be seen in mature wine and the harmony is remarkable. Highly aromatic, charming and complex with layers of flavour. Order some Neils Yard Dairy Stilton and book in an evening (or two or ten) of sniffing and savouring.
The world’s most robust and long lived wine. They can easily live for centuries and stay fresh for months after opening. For those who have not tasted Madeira; it is a fortified wine from the Portuguese island of the same name, made in a range of styles from dry(ish) to sweet, yet always with an elegance and a distinctive, refreshing tang to close (this is what separates it from other, heavier tasting fortifieds). But for all this quality there is only a small amount of people who appreciate this style of wine. Therefore it is up to you to help your friends see the light.
Also Malmsey. A style of Madeira made from the eponymous grape variety. Known to be the sweetest style with great richness and intensity while still have the baked nutty, savoury, rancio characters that are charming in all the styles.