N.V. Broadbent Madeira Rainwater Medium Dry 375 ml

Year: N.V.
Appellation: Madeira
Country: Portugal
Wine Spectator: 89
Wine Advocate: 90
Fortified Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 19.0%
Price :
$10.95

"This offers a sweet yet still fresh mix of almond, dried orange peel and piecrust notes, zipped up with a thread of green tea through the finish. Drink now. 5,500 cases made. -JM" (WS)

"The NV Rainwater Medium Dry is an attractive wine, displaying aromas of fresh walnuts, dates and orange peel. On the palate, it's full-bodied, satiny textured and delicately sweet, with succulent acids, excellent definition and an elegantly middle-weight, drinkable profile that's true to the category. This bottle was shipped in 2015." (WA)

Winery Notes:
HARVEST NOTES:
Combining different wines together, we try to have a final wine with high quality. Blending helps to balance the wine, to add layers of flavors and better integrate the sugars and acids. Blending allows us to select the best characteristics of different wines and then mix them all together to create a much better flavor profile, maintaining the consistence of quality and, off course, reduce the negative impacts, if any, that some harvest years may present.The Rainwater Madeira has a light, toffee-scented bouquet with hints of creme brulee. There are subtle notes of marzipan, raisin and fresh fig that are well-defined and become voluminous with aeration. The palate is sweet and spicy on the entry. It is understated at first with smoked walnut, nougat, cumin and Chinese 5-spice and it builds gently towards a harmonious, beautifully balanced finish with traces of red chillies, dried honey and walnuts.