White - Fortified

1996 Justino's Madeira Broadbent (importer) Madeira Sweet Colheita

White Blend

  • Portugal
  • Madeira
Drink between 2008 - 2035 (Edit)
CT92.6 18 reviews
Label borrowed from 1995
Label borrowed from 1999
Label borrowed from 1999
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Community Tasting Notes 12

  • Grinner wrote: 94 points

    May 13, 2017 - J & K Anniversary Wine Night (Lyon Again): This bottle had been open for about a week and it's getting better! There's an open nose of caramel, dried fruits (fig, date, raisin, etc...), dried orange rind, and roasted nuts. Lively acidity and moderate sweetness make it dance on your palate; is that a rumba or tango? Drink now - until you're dead.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • RajivAyyangar wrote:

    November 10, 2016 - Broadbent - Madeira, Port, and English Bubbles (One Market, SF): grape: Tinta Negra
    Medium plus amber in the glass.
    There’s a really interesting development - reminds me of mashed red fruits, flor, carrot, candied cherry.
    Aromatics are a bit reticent - dried almond skin.
    There’s a tannic grip on the palate. More intense overall than the Malmsey.
    Medium sweet. Long finish.

    So good!

    19% alc
    121.4 g/L RS (similar to the Malmsey 10y)
    5.6 g/L (similar to the Malmsey 10y)
    pH 3.33 (lower than the Malmsey, similar to the Sercial and Boal)

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • WineKnurd Likes this wine: 95 points

    August 21, 2016 - Dessert wine selected for dinner at Chef & the Farmer in Kinston NC, me and Mrs. Knurd on an extended date night. Bought the bottle and had the Somm pour us a few glasses since it wasn't offered on the menu. I can't begin to describe in words the ethereal connection between this Madeira and the chocolate chess pie with caramel and crushed pretzel glaze other than it was worth it to buy the entire bottle for just a single glass with that pie. Surprised at the freshness of the fruit on the nose- freshly cut dates where I was expecting more dried / raisiny fruits. Caramel, roasted nuts, some figs, hints of orange peel, woody notes, and molasses all factor in there as well. Poured the remainder into a decanter when I got home, will enjoy over the next few weeks. Very much delivers even at the $66 price tag. Solid A (95) evaluation.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • Millennial Drinkers wrote: 95 points

    March 5, 2016 - NFN, golden brown, delicious, nose is strong of liquor and dates

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • farinas Likes this wine: 93 points

    April 8, 2014 - Portugal Tasting (Private Residence (Miami, FL)): In terms of color and palate it sits between an Oloroso and an Amontillado, except that it contains a higher dose of oak and resin and sharper orange peel acidity. Toasted brown color with glass coating tears. Bouquet of orange peel, almonds, honeycomb, and saltwater (reminiscent of speyside single malts). Entry is vibrant yet in harmony concerning the "just enough" level of sugar obtained in the blend. The finish is dry and oaky.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1996
  • Type White - Fortified
  • Producer Justino's
  • Varietal White Blend
  • Designation Broadbent (importer) Madeira Sweet Colheita
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Portugal
  • Region Madeira
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Madeira
  • UPC Codes 611422059677, 611482059617

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 2 (1%)
  • In Cellars 149 (65%)
  • Consumed 78 (34%)

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