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November 19, 2007

Broadbent Selections Inc.

The relatively young company Broadbent Selections Inc. was founded in 1996 by Bartholomew Broadbent, son of Christie’s famous Michael Broadbent. After having previously worked for the Symington family for 10 years, he had decided to start his own company, to compete in the Port and Madeira field with his eponymous brand. Broadbent port debuted with the famous 1994 vintage, followed by Broadbent Madeira, having acquired barrels of Madeira dating back to 1933.
Today the portfolio of Broadbent Selections features wines from South America, Portugal, France, Germany, Australia, South Africa and other countries. The Madeira wines offered are produced in partnership with Vinhos Justino Henriques Lda. The three and five year old wines are made from Tinta Negra Mole, the only ten year old wine is a fine and complex Malmsey wine. But my personal favorite is a delicate Terrantez Old Reserve, estimated to be at least 50 years of age. Also some 20th century vintage Madeiras are being offered, a 1933 Malmsey, 1940 Sercial, 1934 and 1954 Verdelho and 1964 Boal as well as some Colheita wines.
The wines are currently being exported to markets in the United States, Canada, the U.K. and China, but the company would also like to expand to continental Europe.
Address: Broadbent Selections Inc., 2088 Union St., Suite 2, San Francisco, CA 94123, United States, Phone 001-415-931-1725, Fax 001-415-921-0596.
Email: info@broadbent.com
Website: www.broadbent.com