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Henriques & Henriques Boal Madeira W.S. Boal 1957

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George, Duke of Clarence, provided the best-known celebrity endorsement for any drink when, in 1478, he was sentenced to death in the Tower of London. Permitted by his executioners to decide how he should die, he chose, being a man of discernment, to drown himself in a butt of Malmsey (Malvasia) - a glorious rich way to go and a claim unmatched by any other 'noble' grape variety. Madeira starts life as fermenting must and is then fortified, either to arrest fermentation for a Malmsey or a Bual, or after fermenting out, in the case of Sercial or a Verdelho (to a minimum of 17% alcohol) and undergoes its own very special maturation process. This special and rare Bual is brilliant amber in colour with dark gold nuances. It has intense and developed aromas of dried fruits and honey. Medium rich with a well counterbalanced acidity, it is a “round” wine with a good finish.

Region: Portugal » Madeira

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Color: Red
Varietal: Bual
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George, Duke of Clarence, provided the best-known celebrity endorsement for any drink when, in 1478, he was sentenced to death in the Tower of London. Permitted by his executioners to decide how he should die, he chose, being a man of discernment, to drown himself in a butt of Malmsey (Malvasia) - a glorious rich way to go and a claim unmatched by any other 'noble' grape variety. Madeira starts life as fermenting must and is then fortified, either to arrest fermentation for a Malmsey or a Bual, or after fermenting out, in the case of Sercial or a Verdelho (to a minimum of 17% alcohol) and undergoes its own very special maturation process. This special and rare Bual is brilliant amber in colour with dark gold nuances. It has intense and developed aromas of dried fruits and honey. Medium rich with a well counterbalanced acidity, it is a “round” wine with a good finish.

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