Leacock’s 2001 Tinta Negra is a single harvest Madeira. This wine was aged for 16 years in seasoned American oak casks in the traditional ‘Canteiro’ system, whereby the casks were gradually transferred from the top floors of the lodge, where it is naturally warmer, to the middle floors and eventually to the ground floor where it is cooler. This process gives Madeira its unique flavor and incredible longevity.
A bouquet of honey, dried oranges and prunes followed by a rich, luscious mouthfeel balanced with great acidity makes this wine a perfect after dinner drink.
Singed sandalwood, powdered green tea, ginger peel and date notes are woven together seamlessly, carried by sleek acidity and backed by a long almond husk accent on the finish for added tension. Everything echoes in unison in the end.