50cl Finest 10 Yr Old Sercial HH Madeira
Of medium amber colour, this is a wine with a lightly smoked aroma of walnuts, apricots and vanilla showing its evolution. Dry on the palate and nutty and woody flavours. A complex wine with fresh acidity and an extraordinarily long finish.
The Henriques family were making wine in Madeira in the 15th Century, but it was not until 1850 that Joaquim Henriques established the firm of Henriques & Henriques with his brother. Today it is the largest and most respected independent Madeira ‘house’, with the lion’s share of the grapes coming from vineyards owned by the Henriques family surrounding Camara de Lobos, considered by many to be the best quality vine growing area on the Island.
In order to reinforce their position as the leading producer of quality wine, Henriques have planted 60 hectares of new vines on precarious terraces overlooking their winery at Camara de Lobos, terraces which are hardly viable to work, in terms of pure economics, but which will, in time, produce some terrific quality grapes. The winery itself is brand new, equipped with the most up-to-date stainless steel vats and pneumatic presses. Their Madeiras are outstanding.