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Broadbent Madeira Terrantez 1978


SKU 33259


The rarest grape on Madeira, less than 100 cases of Terrantez are produced each year by all producers combined. This is medium sweet and quite complex. The last year recorded only 28 cases of Terrantez produced on the entire island.
Category Madeira
Country Portugal
Region Madeira
Brand Broadbent
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Wine AdvocateThe dazzling 1978 Terrantez is aged in oak for its entire life and bottled by Justino in February 2011. Deep mahogany with a degraded tawny rim, it offers a glorious bouquet of smoked walnut, English ale, peat moorland and dried honey that is very well-defined and seems to expand with continual aeration over three to four hours. The palate is generous on the entry with sweet, tangy Seville orange marmalade, quince, cumin and Indian spices embroidered into a viscous texture that errs towards Bual in style. It is a powerful Terrantez with hubris, yet knows not to go too far. This is a sublime expression of the grape variety.

Neal Martin, August 2012