Medium amber with high viscosity legs (19% ABV). The nose has medium intensity aromas of dried prune, nuts, raisins, saline and an almost Flor-like note. The palate is off-dry with high acidity and a full body. The alcohol is noticeable right off the bat, but then I start to get flavors of warm nuts, dried raisins and prunes, an oxidized character with some dried lemon peel and pith. The wine has weight yet is very sprite- the lightness is refreshing in a strange way. The finish is medium in length and a touch hot, which is to be expected from a fortified wine of this level. At $18 it is a great aperitif alternative that gets 88 points from me and 4 stars. Drink this non-vintage Tinta Negra wine on purchase. Salut….
Broadbent Rainwater Medium Dry NV, Madeira, Portugal
15 Saturday Apr 2023