This Madeira Reserve is full bodied and rich with a mellowed, robust character and is also a splendid desssert wine. It was aged in oak casks for five years, then bottled on the island. Tinta Negra. The Broadbent's are deeply rooted in Madeira. Michael Broadbent, as editor-in-chief, published the classic book Madeira the Island Vineyard and is considered the world's most experienced taster of Madeira wines. He went to the island to select the best wines for his Broadbent Madeira. This resulted in a collaboration with Justino's Madeira, the most important producer of classic Madeira. His son, Bartholomew Broadbent, has been credited with spearheading the revival of Madeira to America in 1987, long forgotten since Prohibition in 1920. Having worked with many good producers, he is currently working with the finest to develop blends for future Broadbent Madeiras. Madeira is a volcanic island situated in the Atlantic Ocean some 400 miles off the North African coast. It was discovered in 1419 by Portuguese explorers and is famous for its dessert wine of the same name, which is unique in character and taste. Produced only from the finest grapes grown on the island, Broadbent's Madeiras are made in strict accordance with the traditional methods.