Henriques & Henriques

1907 Henriques & Henriques W.S. Boal Madeira

W. S. Velho, Boal, Vinho de Reserva, Bottled in 1927, recorked in 1957. CT: 94-98 points

Provenance: Christies London, 3/16/2017

One of the Henriques & Henriques legendary “Heavenly Quartet” of Madeiras that were in the company’s inventory during its inception in 1850. Dating from the beginning of the 19th century and bottled in 1927, rebottled in 1957. This bottle has not been recorked since. The Rare Wine Co. had bottles recorcked in Madeira in 2011, these where later tasted and discribed as: "A deep, Deep, DEEP wine… full of rich, dark flavors of coffee, caramel, praline and even a hint of stout beer. A creamy café-au-lait hint on the palate, but the acids were sharp and precise. A fantastic wine I would love to have for after dinner."
$ 2,450.00

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Size 75 cl
Vintage 1907
Alcohol 20.0 %
Bottled 1927
Classification Boal
Fill level Base neck
Maturation Velho
Recorked 1957

Madeira

The island of Madeira has been producing and exporting its namesake wine virtually since the Portuguese discovered it in 1419. Since then, Madeira’s location in the middle of important trade routes meant the success of its wines mirrored the worldwide geopolitical situation. The fortified wine’s fortunes have soared during times of peace, prosperity, and free trade and plummeted during conflict and international upheaval.

Henriques & Henriques

The history of Henriques & Henriques, founded by João Gonçalves Henriques goes back to 1850. After his death in 1912, a partnership was created between his sons, Francisco Eduardo and João Joaquim Henriques, hence Henriques & Henriques.

From then on, Henriques & Henriques played an important role in viticulture and wine making on the Island and in 1913, the family interests were established as a firm, and by 1925, the firm concentrated on shipping its own wines instead of supplying them to other shippers. With the death, in 1968, of the last of the Henriques, João Joaquim Henriques, known as “João de Belém”, (who had no heirs) the company was left to his three friends and partners: Alberto Nascimento Jardim, Peter Cossart (who made 53 vintages with the company) and Carlos Nunes Pereira.

Trade Marks: H&H – Belem’s Madeira Wine; H&H – Carmo Vinhos; H&H – Veiga França Vinhos; H&H – Casa dos Vinhos da Madeira; H&H – António Eduardo Henriques Sucs. Lda. and H&H – Silva Vinhos.

The history of Henriques & Henriques

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The history of Henriques & Henriques, founded by João Gonçalves Henriques goes back to 1850. After his death in 1912, his sons created a partnership, Francisco Eduardo Henriques and João Joaquim Henriques, hence Henriques & Henriques. From then on, Henriques & Henriques played an essential role in viticulture and winemaking on the Island, and in 1913, they accommodated the family interests in their newly established firm, and by 1925, the firm concentrated on shipping its wines instead of supplying them to other shippers.

Câmara de Lobos

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Belém’s Madeira pays homage to the ancestral home of the Henriques family in Belém, Câmara de Lobos, the historic fishing village west of Funchal whose history is entwined to the account of Madeira — the island and the wine. With the death, in 1968, of the last of the Henriques, João Joaquim Henriques, known as “João de Belém”, (who had no heirs) the company went to his three friends and partners: Alberto Nascimento Jardim, Peter Cossart (who made 53 vintages with the company) and Carlos Nunes Pereira. Today, Belém’s Madeira continues to be owned and produced by Henriques & Henriques, one of the most esteemed and storied producers on the island.