Broadbent Madeira Colheita 1996
Begun in 1996, Broadbent Madeira was inspired by Bartholomew Broadbent’s father, Michael Broadbent, who called Madeira his “desert island wine,” and who played a crucial role in sourcing the wines and establishing the blends. Bartholomew Broadbent, who spent more than a decade reintroducing Madeira to the U.S. market, was determined to create a line of Madeiras to compete with the best in the world.
Aged in American and French oak cask in the traditional “Canteiro” since harvest. After matured, the wine underwent racking, fining and filtering before the blend was assembled and bottled.
Juan Teixeira, Flávia Rosário
Wine Spectator – “Shows good intensity, with racy cut from the get-go, letting the date, sesame, salted caramel, powdered ginger and walnut husk notes stream through in lockstep, ending with a lovely yin-yang of sweet and dry elements. Drink now. 2,500 cases made.” (92 Pts)
Wine Advocate – “The Broadbent Madeira Colheita 1996 was aged in oak casks for five years and then bottled. It has a very well-defined bouquet of dried figs, lemon rind, dried herbs and a touch of dates that soar from first opening and continue to bloom over several hours. The palate is fresh and lively. This is a more feminine Colheita with a crisp thread of acidity: lovely touches of marmalade and orange rind counterbalancing its viscous texture. It exhibits impressive cohesion and linearity to create a Colheita that has intent and purpose, full of energy and race.” (93 Pts)