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In 1925 Leacock's Madeira amalgamated with Blandy's and joined the Madeira Wine Association (now the Madeira Wine Company). Today it is one of the four main brands in the company together with Blandy's and Cossart Gordon. Leacock’s has been consistantly producing world renowned vintages since 1760. Vintage (or Frasquiera) Madeira must be aged in cask for a minimum of 20 years, in practise they are aged for much longer, before being bottled under Madeira Wine Institute supervision. The wine must then be aged in bottle for a further two years before being released for sale. Madeira is a complex, interesting wine and is made in virtually every vintage. Due to the unique estufagem aging process Madeira is one of the longest-lived wines and also improves for days after opening, but will keep, once opened, for a month and more in a decanter. It makes an ideal wedding or anniversary present. Leacock’s has been consistantly producing world renowned vintages since 1760.
"A deep amber hue. A walnut, burnt sugar, figgy nose that lacks a little complexity, though is more focused and cleaner than the 1966. A very sweet entry followed by an untamed, very sweet hazelnut, mushroomy palate and a toffee-ish finish. Very alcoholic on the finish - I think this needs more time." Neil Martins, wine-journal.com, 2006.