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Henriques and Henriques 5 Year Old Medium Rich Madeira 50cl

Henriques and Henriques 5 Year Old Medium Rich Madeira 50cl

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Henriques & Henriques 5 Year Old Medium Rich Madeira 50cl: A Detailed Tasting Experience


Indulge in a taste of history with Henriques & Henriques' 5 Year Old Medium Rich Madeira. This 50cl bottle showcases the expertise of one of Madeira's most respected producers, delivering a delightful medium-rich experience. Our in-depth tasting note explores the wine's character, guiding you through its aroma, flavour profile, and ideal food pairings.

A Legacy in Every Sip

The Henriques family has been crafting exceptional wines in Madeira since the 15th century. In 1850, Joaquim Henriques established the Henriques & Henriques firm, solidifying their place as leading winemakers on the island. Today, they remain a prominent force, with a reputation for high-quality Madeiras.

Their 5 Year Old Medium Rich Madeira reflects this dedication to excellence. Aged for five years in oak casks, this wine develops a depth of character that is both approachable and captivating.

Unveiling the Aroma

As you uncork the bottle, inviting aromas fill the air. Expect a delightful interplay of dried fruits, with notes of apricot and raisin leading the charge. Hints of honey and citrus peel add a touch of complexity, creating a warm and inviting fragrance.

A Smooth and Satisfying Palate

The first sip of Henriques & Henriques 5 Year Old Medium Rich Madeira reveals a smooth and elegant character. The medium richness presents a delightful balance between sweetness and acidity. The influence of oak ageing emerges with subtle hints of vanilla and spice, adding further intrigue to the flavour profile.

The dried fruit notes from the aroma translate beautifully onto the palate, offering a harmonious blend of apricot, raisin, and fig. A touch of caramel sweetness lingers on the finish, leaving a lasting impression.

Food Pairings to Delight

The versatility of Henriques & Henriques 5 Year Old Medium Rich Madeira makes it a perfect partner for a variety of dishes. Here are some suggested pairings to elevate your culinary experience:

  • Appetisers:  Pair this Madeira with creamy cheeses like Brie or Camembert. The wine's sweetness cuts through the richness of the cheese, creating a delightful contrast. For a savoury option, consider baked Camembert with walnuts and honey – the sweetness of the honey and the richness of the walnuts will complement the Madeira beautifully.
  • Main Courses:  This Madeira pairs exceptionally well with roasted poultry dishes. The wine's acidity cuts through the richness of the bird, while the dried fruit notes complement the savoury flavours. Consider pairing it with roast chicken with a caramelised onion gravy or roast duck with a cherry sauce.
  • Desserts:  Henriques & Henriques 5 Year Old Medium Rich Madeira shines alongside an array of desserts. Its sweetness makes it a natural match for fruit-based desserts like apple pie or pear tarte tatin. For a richer indulgence, try pairing it with chocolate desserts like brownies or chocolate mousse. The wine's dried fruit notes will echo the chocolate's richness, creating a truly decadent experience.
  • Blue Cheese:  For a bolder pairing, explore the contrasting yet complementary flavours of blue cheese with this Madeira. The wine's sweetness helps to tame the sharpness of the cheese, resulting in a surprisingly harmonious combination.

Beyond the Bottle: Serving and Storage Tips

To fully appreciate the nuances of Henriques & Henriques 5 Year Old Medium Rich Madeira, serve it slightly chilled, ideally between 10-12°C. This temperature range preserves the wine's freshness while allowing the flavour profile to blossom.

Madeira is a fortified wine known for its exceptional longevity. Once opened, this wine can be stored in a cool, dark place for several weeks, with minimal spoilage. To ensure optimal quality, it's recommended to transfer any leftover wine to a smaller airtight container to slow down the oxidation process.

A Touch of Luxury for Every Occasion

Henriques & Henriques 5 Year Old Medium Rich Madeira is more than just a wine; it's an experience. Its rich history, balanced flavour profile, and versatility make it a perfect choice for a variety of occasions. Enjoy it as an aperitif to stimulate the palate, pair it with a delectable meal, or savour it as a luxurious after-dinner drink.

Order your bottle of Henriques & Henriques 5 Year Old Medium Rich Madeira 50cl today from The General Wine Co. and embark on a delightful journey through the world of Madeira!


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