Saveiro Vento do Oeste Madeira
Testament to its unique elevage, Saveiro 'Vento do Oeste' Meio Doce ('Medium-Rich') is a fascinating character study-akin to a foreign exchange student returning home after a formative year abroad. Notes and flavors of sorghum, French-burnt peanut, dry vanillin, roasted orange, and rancio-tinged baking spices are set against a backdrop of smoky/sweet, slightly funky bourbon barrel. A hallmark of many Henriques & Henriques wines, the acidity is thoroughly integrated, providing clarity and lift throughout; the time in bourbon barrel lending not only nuanced flavors but subtle tannins to augment that acidity-a new framework of expression. It does all of this with nonchalance and playful insouciance, still unmistakably *Madeirense*.