Henriques & Henriques Madeira Verdelho 1981

Wow. Words cannot describe this fortified gem but I will give it a try. Layers of toffee are balanced with salty apricot and tangy citrus with enough acidity on the palate to keep everything fresh and invigorating. You can drink this so easily it is dangerous! One of my absolute favorite Madeiras ever tasted! – Tom Anderer GM & Spirits Director

"Medium dry wine with evident notes of tropical fruits and also crystallized orange peel, peach and apricot. Sweetness and acidity in good balance, with a long finish with a touch of spicy spices." – Henriques & Henriques

$319.98

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It might be said that the history of Henriques & Henriques is the history of Madeira itself. Legend has it that Infante Dom Henriques planted the island’s first vines in 1425. These vines gave fruit to one of the “first families of Madeira” and in the process sunk deep roots which Henriques’ descendants and successors continue to draw upon in guiding H&H today.

João Joaquim Gonçalves Henriques founded the firm in 1850 as a partidista, supplying wine to other merchants from extensive Henriques vineyard holdings while continuing to amass significant stocks of old wines in the family cellars. In 1925, Henriques & Henriques began to bottle and export Madeira produced entirely from their own vineyards-an anomaly amongst producers on the island. Today, Henriques & Henriques is led by CEO and winemaker Humberto Jardim, one of Madeira’s great visionaries and ambassadors. The firm continues to source some of its needs from its own vineyards, most notably from a terraced, 10-hectare vineyard at Quinta Grande-the single largest on island, replanted in 1995.

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