5 Year Old Reserve Madeira, Broadbent Selection

5 Year Old Reserve Madeira, Broadbent Selection

White, Ready, but will keep   White | Ready, but will keep | Broadbent Selections | Code: 939849 | Madeira > Malvasia Malmsey | Tinta Negra Mole | Full Bodied, Sweet | 19.0 % alcohol


Bottle £21.25

Case price (12) £229.44

Case saving £25.56

Bottle 12 x 75cl



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TIM_ATKIN - Medium sweet Madeira sourced by Brit blender Bartholomew Broadbent, with currant-like Malmsey flavours and an assertive, refreshing finish.
(Tim Atkin MW, Top 20 Picks from Berrys' Summer Sale, www.timatkin.com, 14 July 2011)

WINE_GANG - There's cappuccino and rum-soaked raisins, as well as lovely walnut fudge notes on the nose. This delicious, marmalade-rich and sweet wine has fantastic chocolate richness, intense raisin flavour and sweetness and terrific lemony acidity that just streaks away into the finish. Really a very lovely Madeira this.
The Wine Gang, www.thewinegang.com, July 2011

The Story

Broadbent Selections


Broadbent Selections

Imported from Madeira, a volcanic island 400 miles off the North African coast, Broadbent Madeira is the product of Michael and Bartholomew Broadbent, both world renowned Madeira experts.

The wines were hand-selected on the island by Michael Broadbent, Chairman of Christie's International Wine Department and the world's most experienced taster of Madeira. Bartholomew Broadbent is deemed one of the world's foremost authorities on Port and Madeira, and is credited with spearheading the revival of Madeira in America.

Broadbent's 5 year old Reserve  Madeiras are all made from a grape variety called Tinta Negra Mole. It has been popular practice for some Madeira shippers to downplay the quality of Tinta Negra Mole. In the course of his research, however, Michael Broadbent found the quality of wine produced by Tinta Negra Mole to be as high as that of the classic grapes.


Tinta Negra Mole

Tinta Negra Mole

Tinta Negra Mole (aka Tinta de Madiera and Negra Mole all meaning “black soft/suave”) is a versatile red grape variety used in the production of Madeira wine. it was created over 200 years ago as a crossing of Pinot Noir and Grenache. Plantings are found mainly around Funchal, Câmara de Lobos in the south and São Vicente in the north.

The grape dominates the island’s plantings (60% of the vineyards). The variety’s emergence to the spotlight came in the wake of the phylloxera epidemic of the 1860s, when it was used to replant the other traditional Madeira grapes (Sercial, Bual and Terrantez) that were ravaged by phylloxera. Its prolific yields, often at the cost of of fruit quality, served well the local wine industry at the times of high demand.

In the 1980s it was recognised as a 'Noble' Madeira grape variety, but it is commonly used as a component of the Madeira blends, where typically 15% or less is Tinta Negra Mole, with the remainder being Bual, Sercial, Malvasia or Verdelho . If the label does not state one of the 4 aforementioned grapes, then it is most certainly a Tinta Negra Mole Madeira. It comes in all different styles, dry, medium dry, medium rich and rich. and as a 3 year old, 5 year old or 10 year old bottling.  Since 1993 Madeira wines have been required by law to contain at least 85 percent of the grape variety stated on the bottle. Prior to this date, wines labelled as Madeira Sercial or Madeira Bual may, in fact, have been based largely on Tinta Negra Mole.


Malvasia Malmsey

Malvasia (aka Malmsey) is a white grape variety and a corresponding style of Madeira wine, one of the four recognised styles of this fortified wine (the others being the dry Sercial, the medium-dry Verdelho, and the medium-sweet Bual and Terrantez.

Malvasia Malmsey is the most famous and also the richest, sweetest wine style of Madeira, with upward of four percent residual sugar. Sercial, the driest style, contains up to 1.5 percent residual sugar, Verdelho up to 2.5 percent residual sugar, and Bual and Terrantez 3.5 percent maximum, albeit balanced by sharp acidity.

A young Malmsey Madeira is light-golden in colour, smooth and luscious on the palate, with deep-set chocolate flavours, and a hint of tropical, mango or nectarine notes.

An old Malmsey (ie 30 years) is just a little lighter in colour than a Bual. The palate typically delivers toffee nuts and marmalade sweetness. Old Malmseys resemble Tawny Ports, often showing even more lush character and concentration, depending on cask-ageing.

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