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Henriques & Henriques 10 Year Madeira Bual ($32.99)|
Clear amber with a distinct orange glint, this warming dessert wine, typical of Bual, falls behind Malmsey but ahead of Verdhelo and Sercial on the sweetness scale. Walnuts, lemons and dried stone fruit aromas and flavors are nicely framed by the tart, lemony acidic snap that makes Madeira enticing. Layered complexity and great length make this one a winner. U.S. importer: Europvin USA, Emeryville, Calif. (Dec. 24, 2000)
FOOD MATCH: Sipped alone as a dessert wine.
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