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WTN: Henriques & Henriques Terrantez Madeira 20 Years

by Jay Labrador » Sat Sep 11, 2021 8:41 am

Lockdown Wine #116. Decanted 5 hours. Pretty dark reddish bronze. Expressive nose. Brown sugar, molasses, floor wax, varnish (some volatility?), a very faint mustiness, caramel, raisins, - just goes on and on. Acidity gives it a lightness on the palate. Plenty of sweet spice - cinnamon and nutmeg. Christmas pudding and fruitcake. More raisins and brown sugar. Candied orange peel, coffee, candied pineapple. Something new every time you sip. Fantastic length. Finishes with a little honey bitterness. Not at all tiring to drink. Again, the acidity gives this a real freshness. Beautiful wine.
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Re: WTN: Henriques & Henriques Terrantez Madeira 20 Years

by Jenise » Mon Sep 13, 2021 12:43 pm

I'm not so into sweet wines but I do love Madeira. And as you point out, it's all about the acidity and I enjoy some drier styles like Sercials. I have a '54 Terrantez I should get around to some day.
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