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Sercial 10 Years Old

  • Sercial 10 Years Old

GRAPE VARIETIES
Sercial

 

VINEYARDS
Various quality vineyards including at Jardim da Serra on the south of the island at an altitude of 500 m.

 

VINIFICATION
Blandy's 10 year old Dry Sercial underwent fermentation off the skins with natural yeast at temperatures between 18°C - 21°C in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. After approximately 5 days, fortification with grape brandy takes place, arresting fermentation at the desired degree of sweetness.

 

MATURATION
Blandy’ s 10 Y ear Old Sercial was aged for 10 years in seasoned American oak casks in the traditional ‘Canteiro’ system, whereby the casks of this wine are gradually transferred from the top floors of the lodge, where it is naturally warmer, to the middle floors and eventually to the ground floor where it is cooler. During this totally natural ageing, the wine underwent regular racking before finally being bottled.

 

SPECIFICATION
Alcohol: 19% ABV pH: 3.35 Residual Sugar: 49.6 g/l Total Acidity: 6.23 g/l tartaric acid

 

SERVING & CELLARAGE
Blandy's 10 year old Sercial is fined and does not require decanting. It is excellent as an aperitif but is also exceedingly good with flambe?es, dried fruits and spicy cheeses. It has been bottled when ready for drinking and will keep for several months after opening.

 

AWARDS
Silver Medal, IWSC 2004 Bronze Medal, IWC 2003

 

PRESS COMMENTS
“Dry, bitter almonds. Lovely balancing acidity and hazelnuts on the finish, which is long and satisfying.” IWSC 2004.

 

TASTING NOTES
Pale, bright topaz colour with a golden tinge, fresh with dry fruit, wood and citrus flavours with a fresh and nutty persistent finish.

28 -January -Jan -2011

Verdelho 10 Years Old

  • Verdelho 10 Years Old

GRAPE VARIETIES
Verdelho

 

VINIFICATION
Blandy's 10 year old Medium Dry Verdelho underwent fermentation off the skins with natural yeast at temperatures between 18°C - 21°C in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. After approximately 4 days, fortification with grape brandy takes place, arresting fermentation at the desired degree of sweetness.

 

MATURATION
Blandy’s 10 Year Old Verdelho was aged for 10 years in seasoned American oak casks in the traditional ‘Canteiro’ system, whereby the casks of this wine are gradually transferred from the top floors of the lodge, where it is naturally warmer, to the middle floors and eventually to the ground floor where it is cooler. During this totally natural ageing, the wine underwent regular racking before finally being bottled.

 

SPECIFICATION
Alcohol: 19% ABV pH: 3.45 Baume? degree (20oC): 2.2 Volatile Acidity: 0.36 g/l

 

SERVING & CELLARAGE
Blandy's 10 year old Verdelho is fined and does not require decanting. It is excellent as an aperitif but is also exceedingly good with soups, feathered game and pate?s. It has been bottled when ready for drinking and will keep for several months after opening.

 

PRESS COMMENTS
“Enjoy Madeira as an ape?ritif, a pudding wine, or to add depth to soups and sauces. Blandy’s 10 Year Old Medium Dry Verdelho. Spicy and smoky, serve with foie gras, pa?te?, nuts or chocolate. Red Magazine ~ April 2006 ~ Drink This

 

TASTING NOTES
Clear and bright topaz colour, with a golden hue right up to the rim. Fresh and fragrant bouquet of dried fruits and spice with luxurious warm orangey aromas. Medium dry and full- bodied. Concentrated and fresh with a pleasant zesty bittersweet edge from a finally balanced acidity. Long lingering aftertaste of exotic fruits with spicy overtones.

28 -January -Jan -2011

Bual 10 Years Old

  • Bual 10 Years Old

GRAPE VARIETIES
Bual

 

VINIFICATION
Blandy's 10 year old Medium Rich Bual underwent fermentation off the skins with natural yeast at temperatures between 18°C - 21°C in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. After approximately 3 days, fortification with grape brandy takes place, arresting fermentation at the desired degree of sweetness.

 

MATURATION
Blandy’s 10 Year Old Bual was aged for 10 years in seasoned American oak casks in the traditional ‘Canteiro’ system, whereby the casks of this wine are gradually transferred from the top floors of the lodge, where it is naturally warmer, to the middle floors and eventually to the ground floor where it is cooler. During this totally natural ageing, the wine underwent regular racking before finally being bottled.

 

SPECIFICATION
Alcohol: 19% ABV pH: 3.47 Baume? degree (20oC): 3.4 Volatile Acidity: 0.60 g/l

 

SERVING & CELLARAGE
Blandy's 10 year old Bual is fined and does not require decanting. It is a fine accompaniment to dessert dishes, especially fruit, cakes, rich chocolate puddings and cheeses. It has been bottled when ready for drinking and will keep for several months after opening.

 

AWARDS
Bronze Medal, IWC 2004

 

PRESS COMMENTS
“Rich and intense, with enviable rancio characteristics. Mocha, toffee and dried apricot flavours and scents. Very long”. Wine International, October 2004

 

TASTING NOTES
Colour and Appearance: clear, amber colour with tinges of gold on the rim. Nose: superbly complex. Great intensity, revealing a bouquet of dried fruits such as figs and prunes, with notes of almonds and oak and subtle hints of toffee and vanilla spice.
Palate: sumptuous. Medium sweet and very smooth with a superb balance of coffee and fruit flavours with a clean and sharp acidity. Lovely persistent aftertaste.

28 -January -Jan -2011

Malmsey 10 Years Old

  • Malmsey 10 Years Old

GRAPE VARIETIES
Malmsey

 

VINEYARDS
Various quality vineyards including Sa?o Jorge at altitudes between 150-200m.

 

VINIFICATION
Blandy's 10 year old Rich Malmsey underwent fermentation off the skins with natural yeast at temperatures between 18°C - 21°C in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. After approximately 48 hours, fortification with grape brandy takes place, arresting fermentation at the desired degree of sweetness.

 

MATURATION
Blandy’s 10 Year Old Malmsey was aged for 10 years in seasoned American oak casks in the traditional ‘Canteiro’ system, whereby the casks of this wine are gradually transferred from the top floors of the lodge, where it is naturally warmer, to the middle floors and eventually to the ground floor where it is cooler. During this totally natural ageing, the wine underwent regular racking before finally being bottled.

 

SPECIFICATION
Alcohol: 19% ABV pH: 3.6 Residual Sugar: 119.6 g/l Total Acidity: 6.68 g/l tartaric acid

 

SERVING & CELLARAGE
Blandy's 10 year old Malmsey is fined and does not require decanting. It is a superb accompaniment to dessert dishes, especially fruit, cakes, rich chocolate puddings and cheeses. It has been bottled when ready for drinking and will keep for several months after opening.

 

AWARDS
Bronze Medal, IWC 2003 & 2004 Silver Medal, IWC 2002 Bronze Medal, IWSC 2002, 2003 & 2004

 

PRESS COMMENTS
"Quite dark... Tangy acidity and quite sweet, with chocolate and raisin notes. Very long finish and lots of grip. Stands on its own after dinner". Lyn Farmer - The Wine News, March 2001

 

TASTING NOTES
Clear, dark golden brown with green tinges at the rim. Complex and intense nose revealing a bouquet of wood, dried fruits, toffee and spices. Sweet, fresh and smooth with length, full bodied with lingering, smoky characteristics and extremely well balanced acidity. Serve lightly chilled in Summer.

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