Category: Justino’s

Tinta Negra 2016

  It’s early November. The harvest ended over a month ago and the wines are now fermented and fortified. 2016 saw a smaller harvest than the previous year but with a generally high quality of the grapes. Above all, healthy…

New Colheita from Justino’s – The 1997 Verdelho

  “The easiest vintage I’ve worked with since I started 15 years ago. Smaller crop but most of all, healthy grapes.” The words are Juan Teixeira’s, winemaker and general manager at Justino’s. He pours a bunch of samples from the…

Justino’s – 10 Years Old Wines

  In the search for the unique expressions that Madeira wines offer, we tend to focus too much on vintage stuff and forget about the more available blends. I’ve been quite critical when it comes to younger Madeira wines, finding…

Justino’s – Terrantez Old Reserve

600 photographs later, tons of impressions, new knowledge and wines tasted, Mad about Madeira have all the prerequisites to continue yet a year. Regular visits is a must and I can’t thank the producers enough for their time and generosity….

Madeira 2012; A Photographic Report

I can’t think of a better way to report but directly from Madeira! Tasting the current vintage, last year’s or an 1885 Verdelho, doesn’t really matter; it is all great fun and inspires me a lot to keep on writing…

Justino’s 1999 Colheita

  Madeira rocks my world. There’s nothing like it. I guess, if you’re reading here, you have also discovered the greatness of a Madeira wine. Sadly, we’re few. So please, help me spreading the word about the world’s greatest and…

Vinhos Justino Henriques 1954 Verdelho

  You love Madeira wine? Then you’ve come to the right place! Mad about Madeira is my tribute to the world’s most breathtaking wine and a way to encourage others to discover its greatness. Share my site with your friends,…

Vinhos Justino Henriques; 1933 Malmsey

  King Kong premiere. Prohibition ends in the US. The man behind the thought experiment Schrödinger’s cat, Erwin Schrödinger, is awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics. But perhaps 1933 mostly will be remembered for what was going on in Germany……

Madeira; A travel in time.

  When I look back I actually have a hard time understanding how I made it all. Leaving for Funchal Tuesday – heading back home again on Sunday. All producers visited, some twice. The incoming of the grapes, picking grapes…

Broadbent’s 5 Years Old Reserve

  Let’s get some balance back to this blog! My Madeira life’s been too good to me lately and I don’t want to confuse you dear reader. I don’t drink 1894 or 1898 Soleras every weekend. Nor do I drink…

Broadbent’s 10 Years Old Malmsey

  Finally! At last I got to taste the Broadbent 10 years old Malmsey – a wine which seems to be highly praised amongst those residing on the other side of the Atlantic. The bottling isn’t as available in Europe…

A Madeiran Riesling!

Although one of the world’s most unique wines originates from the island it’s a fact that the Madeirenses mostly consume table wines. The fortified wines are not an everyday drink – instead the island inhabitants import a substantial amount of…

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