The non-vintage Broadbent Malmsey 10-Year-Old has a lucid auburn hue. The nose is light and elegant with hints of toffee, mandarin, and pressed flowers. The palate is smooth and sensual. It is extremely well-balanced with a graceful, spicy, almost peppery finish that demonstrates great persistency. This is an excellent Malmsey wine, surfeit with brio and hubris.
To cut to the chase, it is edgier, racier, drier. The legendary Michael Broadbent, one of the most famous tasters allive today, is responsible for blending this wine, and clearly he is someone who prefers a jolt of acidity in his madeiras, even the typically unctous, sweet Malmsey. Due to a shorter three month estufagem (the heating process employed to make madeira), at lower temperatures, this wine is not quite as sweet but still has a wonderful sugar and acid balance. A nose hinting at a room of seasoned fortified wine barrels, brown sugar and grapefruit peel, leads to an elegant palate, one that is simultaneously sweet and lively. Enjoy it after a meal on its own, accompanied by cookies, fruit pies, even dark chocolate desserts would likely pair quite nicely.
Aged in oak casks for at least 10 years. A superb, full-bodied, wonderfully rich Madeira with a sweet, rich chocolaty flavor and a concentrated bouquet. Best enjoyed with desserts, or on its own after a meal.
Complex nose of orange, Grand Marnier, pineapple, oak, nuts, chocolate, and spices. Concentrated flavors of cherries, raisins, resin, oak, and sweet peach. Dessert or by itself. Quite sweet although will not stand up to super sugary pairings. Great with chocolate-based and fruit desserts.