Leacock’s Rainwater was transferred to 'estufa' tanks where the wine underwent a cyclic heating and cooling process between 104°F and 113°F over a period of 3 months. After 'estufagem' the wine was aged for three years in American oak casks and then underwent racking and fining before the blend was assembled and bottled.
Topaz color with golden reflections. Characteristic Madeira bouquet of dried fruits, orange peels and notes of wood. Medium dry at first, followed by an attractive freshness of citrus flavors, with a long, luxurious finish.
Delicious, smoky style, with a good balance to the off-dry caramel and buttercream flavors and the ripe melon, apricot and tropical fruit elements. Decadent, mesquite smoke finish.
On the lighter, fresher side of Madeira, with candied citrus flavors edging out honey and nut notes. Ends with a smoky, citrusy tang.