Henriques & Henriques, 3 Year Rainwater, Madeira
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Henriques & Henriques, 3 Year Rainwater, Madeira

Item # 31903 750mL

Henriques & Henriques has been shipping Madeira since 1925. Their "rainwater" bottling is based on the Tinta Mole Negra grape variety and is redolent of roasted nuts. The palate is sweet but balanced beautifully with the rich, tangy finish.

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You may have heard about Madeira when seeking out fortified wines but never taken a chance on one. Let this Rainwater be the first! It sounds counterintuitive that a wine intentionally heated and exposed to oxygen for prolonged periods of time would improve, but you have to give them a chance! The discovery of these effects came about through merchant ships bringing casks of wine from the island of Madeira over long journeys. When they arrived at their destination, the wine had transformed! Flavors of creamy caramel, salted almonds, and orange zest coat your palate, while a vibrant acidity cleanses it. Henriques and Henriques is highly respected for being the largest independent producer of Madeira on the island, and even their entry-level bottlings have layers of flavor that tell a story. For your next aperitif, this is the bottle!

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