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Madeira Wine

A fortified wine named after the steep, volcanic, solitary island ...

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A fortified wine named after the steep, volcanic, solitary island from which it comes, Madeira, the wine, was born more or less out of a mistake, as is the case with many wine styles of the world.

During the 1600s and 1700s, this island was an important pit stop for sea treks to the Americas and East Indies. Shippers would load up on the wine made here during their journey across the Atlantic. Given Madeira’s likelihood to spoil on the way, they added a little high proof alcohol (likely distilled from cane sugar) to help preserve it. The subsequent heating and cooling of the casks, as they made their way across the sea, deepened and improved the wines’ flavors.

Five different grape varieties are used. Tinta Negra is the main red wine variety. Its versatility makes it ideal for the more everyday styles. Sercial shows lemony, spice and herbal notes with a stony mineral character and make great aperitif wines. Verdelho is smoky and dry and pairs with a variety of foods. Boal is complex with flavors of roasted coffee, caramel, cocoa and dates. Malmsey is the sweetest and fruitiest with roasted nut and chocolate notes.

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        • Cossart Gordon Rainwater Madeira Front Label
          Cossart Gordon Rainwater Madeira
          Madeira from Madeira, Portugal
            4.6 8 Ratings
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            • Broadbent 10 Year Sercial Madeira Front Label
              Broadbent 10 Year Sercial Madeira
              Madeira from Madeira, Portugal
              • WW91
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              • Broadbent Rainwater Madeira Front Label
                Broadbent Rainwater Madeira
                Madeira from Madeira, Portugal
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                4.1 76 Ratings
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                • Blandy's Rainwater Madeira  Front Label
                  Blandy's Rainwater Madeira
                  Madeira from Madeira, Portugal
                  • WW93
                  4.2 35 Ratings
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                  • Broadbent 10 Year Malmsey Madeira Front Label
                    Broadbent 10 Year Malmsey Madeira
                    Madeira from Madeira, Portugal
                    • RP90
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                    • WW90
                    4.4 48 Ratings
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                    • Leacock's Rainwater Madeira Front Label
                      Leacock's Rainwater Madeira
                      Madeira from Madeira, Portugal
                      • WS90
                      3.9 77 Ratings
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                      • Blandy's 5 Year Old Malmsey Madeira Front Label
                        Blandy's 5 Year Old Malmsey Madeira
                        Madeira from Madeira, Portugal
                        • WW92
                        4.2 47 Ratings
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                        • Broadbent 10 Year Boal Madeira Front Label
                          Broadbent 10 Year Boal Madeira
                          Madeira from Madeira, Portugal
                          • WW90
                          • RP90
                          4.7 13 Ratings
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                          • Broadbent 5 Year Madeira Reserve Front Label
                            Broadbent 5 Year Madeira Reserve
                            Madeira from Madeira, Portugal
                              4.3 32 Ratings
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                              • Broadbent Madeira Colheita 1996 Front Label
                                Broadbent Madeira Colheita 1996
                                Madeira from Madeira, Portugal
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                                • WW92
                                4.7 14 Ratings
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                                • Blandy's 5 Year Old Bual Madeira Front Label
                                  Blandy's 5 Year Old Bual Madeira
                                  Madeira from Madeira, Portugal
                                  • WS91
                                  3.6 14 Ratings
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