Madere Cruz


Estate / Producer / Brand: Porto Cruz (La Martiniquaise)

Region: Madeira, Portugal

Appellation: DOC Madeira

Type: Fortified Red wine

Vintage: Non Vintage

Date of Tasting: November 2022 – Bottle

Type of viticulture: Conventional viticulture

Grapes used: Negramoll, Tinta Negra Mole

Blend: N/A

Winemaking details: hand harvested

Aging: not communicated

Sugar level: high

Sulphites: contains sulphites


  • Colour = Tawny
  • Intensity = Deep


  • Intensity = Medium+
  • Aromas Characteristics = Primary+ Secondary + Tertiary
  • Aromas = Plum, Balsamic Vinegar, Caramel, Coffee


  • Sweetness = Sweet
  • Acidity = High
  • Tannins = Very Low (very smooth)
  • Alcohol = Medium for a fortified (17°)
  • Body = Full
  • Flavour Intensity = Medium+
  • Flavour Characteristics = Primary+ Secondary + Tertiary
  • Flavour details = Plum, Balsamic Vinegar, Caramel, Coffee
  • Other = interesting acidity
  • Finish = Medium+


  • Overall Quality = Very Good
  • Bottle Aging =
    • Can be kept at around 10°C for up to 10-15 years
    • Can develop a little complexity through aging
  • Retail Price = 8 euros for a 75cl individual bottle (France retail price, incl. taxes)
  • Value for Money = great quality offered for the price
  • Comparison with same price competition = above average
  • Suitability for Diabetics = Not suitable
  • Service Temperature = around 10°C
  • Suggested Food & Wine Pairing = desserts with fruits, premium aged cheeses, almonds, nuts
  • Comments = difficult to ask more from a 8 euros wine. This wine will mainly offer you a great price and then some quality related to that price. If you are on a budget, it is a no brainer choice for enjoying an evening with your friends
  • Final Grade = B+

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Please note that although all efforts have been made to be as objective as possible, the general assessment inherently involves a degree of subjectivity based on a personal evaluation of the wine.

  • Overall Quality scale
    • Poor < Acceptable < Good < Very Good < Outstanding
  • Bottle Aging
    • Will it beneficiate from additional aging?
  • Retail Price
    • Usually the retail price for one bottle including taxes
  • Value for Money
    • Quality offered compared to the price paid
  • Comparison with same price competition
    • where does it stand compared to average competition of the same price range
  • Suitability for Diabetics
    • Evaluation of the level of final sugar for early stages diabetics
  • Comments
    • Any additional elements worth noting
  • Final Grade Scale
    • A++ = Out of the Charts Wine (Stellar, Hors Classe, Fuori Classe)
    • A+ = Outstanding Wine
    • A = Exceptional Wine
    • A- = Great Wine
    • B+ = Very Good
    • B = Good
    • B- = Noteworthy
    • C+ = Acceptable
    • C = Poor
    • F = The worst grade of this scale