"This is creamy, savory and lush, with plenty of caramel notes to the baked pear, dried apricot and fig flavors. Offers a broad finish, with savory and dried citrus accents. Complex and alluring. Drink now through 2040. 250 cases imported. –KM" (WS)
Miles 10 year old Malmsey underwent
fermentation off the skins with natural yeast at
temperatures between 18°C - 21°C in
temperature controlled stainless steel tanks.
After approximately 48 hours, fortification
with grape brandy takes place, arresting
fermentation at the desired degree of
Miles 10 year old Malmsey was aged in
American oak casks in the traditional 'Canteiro'
system. This comprises of the gentle heating of
the wine in the lofts of the lodges in Funchal.
Over the years the wine is transferred from the
top floors to the middle floors and eventually to
the ground floor where it is cooler. After this
gradual 'estufagem' the wine underwent racking
and fining before the blend was assembled and
Alcohol: 19% ABV pH: 3.46 Residual Sugar:
116 g/l Total Acidity: 6.38 g/l tartaric acid
SERVING & CELLARAGE:
Miles 10 year old Malmsey is fined and does
not require decanting. It is a superb
accompaniment to dessert dishes, especially
fruit, cakes, rich chocolate puddings and
cheeses. It has been bottled when ready for
drinking and will keep for several months after
Colour: deep chestnut with golden highlights.
Nose: characteristic Madeira bouquet of dried
fruits, toffee and spices.
Palate: rich and full-bodied Madeira with a
complex, honeyed finish and beautifully
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