Broadbent, 10 Year Old Malmsey Madeira

Style:  Sweet Fortified          Vintage: NV             ABV: 18.9%

Varietal: Malvasia         Appellation: Madeira          Region: Madeira              

County: Portugal

Aged in oak casks for at least 10 years. A superb, full-bodied, wonderfully rich Madeira with a sweet, rich chocolaty flavor and a concentrated bouquet. Best enjoyed with desserts, or on its own after a meal.

The NV Malmsey 10 Year Old wafts from the glass with a rich, figgy bouquet of dried dates, demerara sugar, pecans and sultanas. On the palate, it's full-bodied, sweet and fleshy, with an ample, voluptuous profile and a generous core of somewhat grapey fruit, concluding with a creditably intense, expansive finish. This is a lusty, pleasure-bent Malmsey. - 90 pts, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The Madeira regulations say that 10-years old is the age of the youngest part of the blend. So this richly sweet Malmsey contains many older wines. These are shown in the old gold color, the proper citrus acidity and the dryness that goes with wood aging. At the end, though, the liquid honey flavors are dominant. - 90 pts, Wine Enthusiast

The Broadbent 10 Years Old Malmsey Madeira explodes on the palate with a load of ripe raisins and sweet caramel. Long and ultra-sweet in the finish, this is best enjoyed with conversations. (Tasted: November 10, 2016, San Francisco, CA) - 90 pts, Wilfred Wong of Wine.com