Henriques & Henriques Rainwater Madeira / Madeira Fortified Wine
por / 38 proof / 750 ml
The Madeira DOC governs the fortified and heated-to-oxidation wines of the island, regulating the grapes, minimum age, and residual sugars of each category. While the Madeira laws give producers plenty of leeway in terms of blending and age statements, Henriques & Henriques’ blending approach is crystal clear—true minimum age statements and only monovarietal wines.
The H&H Rainwater 3-Year Madeira is notable for its firmer, more concentrated style, one that nevertheless maintains the balance, delineation and delicate felicity that has made Rainwater an American classic. Crème brûlée, almond, orange zest and sea spray-equal parts elegance freshness and confident force. Excellent as an aperitif, but with many additional possibilities at the table and on the bar.