Blandy’s Vintage Malmsey 1985 is a single harvest Madeira. This wine was aged for 24 years in seasoned American oak casks in the traditional ‘Canteiro’ system, whereby the casks were 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. The wine was regularly racked and when it reached the desired stage of maturity it was bottled.?Only 1,420 bottles of this wine were released.
Alcohol by Volume: 20% Volatile Acidity: 1.08 g/l Total Acidity: 8.47 g/l pH: 3.51
Baumé (20ºC): 4.70 Reducing Sugar: 117.9 g/l Extract Content (excluding sugar): 29.4 g/l
Clear, amber colour with golden highlights. Characteristic Madeira bouquet with notes of wood, dried fruits and toffee. Smooth, full-bodied and sweet, with a long warm aftertaste with notes of oak.