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Broadbent Madeira Malmsey Rainwater 750ml

Rated 90 - The non-vintage Rainwater Medium Dry is aged for three years in oak casks and this was bottled in January 2011. It has a light,...
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D'oliveira Malvasia 1907 750ml

Rated 93 - The 1907 Malvazia was magnificent when tasted on the island in April 2010, though this example does not quite reach those heady heights....

Madeira Malvasia

The beautiful and sun-drenched island of Madeira, found off of the north west coast of Africa and which are part of Portugal, have long been the home to one of the world's most loved and widely drank fortified wines, named after the island itself. Madeira is a fascinating island, and one which played an important role in the discovery of the wider world, as it was a vital port between Europe and Africa, or the Americas to the west. The island has been producing wines since the 17th century, when the fortified wine it is famous for was first made, by adding grape spirits to still wines in order to stop it from turning bad on the long sea voyages. Today, the island still has a rich wine industry, helped by the almost tropical oceanic climate it enjoys, and the exceptional soils which support a wide range of grape varietals.