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Blandy's 1971 - BualIWSC, 06/2007

"Dark amber/bronze with yellow/green rim. Magnificent nose crammed full of citrus, vanilla, herbs, cinnamon, coffee and dried apricot. With some sweet floral notes in the background. All follows through into an intense, full flavoured mouth with mellow texture and velvet flow. Magnificent, everlasting finish."

28 -December -Dec -2010

Blandy's 1977 - BualIWSC, 22/10/2008

Beautiful amber colour with a lighter yellow rim. Intense citrus aromas on the nose backed by warming spices of cinnamon and touches of vanilla. Full long mouthfeel with hints of dried apricot, lemon peel and vanilla that build in the mouth and linger on. An absolute beauty.

28 -December -Dec -2010

Blandy's 1977 - BualInternational Wine Challenge, 10/2007

"Tawny, gold colour; sweet, quite luscious. Lively acidity; balanced and powerful, with a long, clean finish."
 

28 -December -Dec -2010

Blandy's 1993 - BualInternational Wine Challenge, 05/2009

Delicious ripe and concentrated toffee caramel nose leadking to a clean palate of smoky mint and banana with hints of honey and almonds. Good acidity and a long finish.

28 -December -Dec -2010

Blandy's 1990 - MalmseyRevista de Vinhos, 01/2010

Os Melhores do Ano 2010
"Um perfeito exemplo de Malvasia. Mostra já os aromas de mel, frutos secos, especiarias várias, típicas de um Malvasia velho, a que contrapõe uma grande frescura de boca, num perfil surpreendentemente elegante, com a acidez equilibrada pela doçura, formando um conjunto de grande impacto e muito longo final."
 

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Blandy's 1990 - MalmseyJoão Paulo Martins, Vinhos de Portugal 2010, 09/2009

Colheita Malmsey
"Muito afinado no aroma, muitas notas de compota, de mel, de especiarias doces como flor de anis, ligeiro ranço de muita qualidade. Muito elegante na boca, muito fresco e com uma acidez óptima, é um vinho de final longo e doce mas sem qualquer exagero de doçura, o que por vezes acontece nesta casta."
 

28 -December -Dec -2010

Blandy's 1990 - Malmsey05/2009

Mellow amber and mahogany colour. Distinctive, warm bouquet which has powdery oak and zesty, grapey complexity. Palate entry is very sweet, narrow and concentrated leading to a more complex, ample, drier flavour of great finesse and elegance. Medium weight, firm acidity throughout and super length.

28 -December -Dec -2010

Blandy's 1990 - Malmsey05/2009

Distinct, complex nose. Rich and round, stunning golden amber in colour. Good acidity, great finish and much complexity. Superb quality and exceptionally well made.

28 -December -Dec -2010

Blandy's 1966 - SercialInternational Wine Challenge, 10/2007

"Pronounced character; crisp, racy acidity. Lean, Sercial character. Strong minerality and baked apples. Long, intense and refreshing finish."

28 -December -Dec -2010

Blandy's 1975 - TerrantezWine International, 10/2005

“Made from noble Terrantez, which lends elegance and poise to the wine. Amber-hued, with ripe satsumas and orange zest on the nose. The palate is a beautiful combination of honeycomb, flowers, minerals and herbs. Concentrated, balanced and very, very long”.

28 -December -Dec -2010

Blandy's 1968 - Verdelho05/2009

Warm, rich dark amber. Full dry bouquet, complex and showing spice, varnish and tar, along with caramel and orange zest. Well integrated and full flavours; intense and razor sharp acidity at front, leading to a mellow, rich and firm middle palate with massive length and a clean, zesty quite dry finish.

28 -December -Dec -2010

Blandy's 1977 - VerdelhoIWSC, 09/2006

"Deep amber olive rim. Nuts, raisins, sweet. Fresh. Lemony but with a hot finish."

28 -December -Dec -2010

Blandy's 1998 - Malmsey HarvestIWSC, 10/2005

“‘Deep, dark mahogany with yellow edge. Complex nose with molasses, dried fruit, caramel and cinnamon. Well rounded mouth with citrus, raisins. Elegant with fine balance. Persistent, long finish”.

28 -December -Dec -2010

Blandy's 1998 - Malmsey HarvestROY HERSH, NEWSLETTER “FOR THE LOVE OF PORT”, 11/03/2005

Medium amber with a light yellow edge. Buttery notes with almond and green tea essence. Dense up front fruit with a simple mid-palate and sweet, rich butterscotch and candied nut flavors. Very easy to drink now. The finish is long and the acidity stands up to the young intensity of flavor. Drink now or hold.

28 -December -Dec -2010

Blandy's - 15 Year Old MalmseyRoger Voss, Wine Enthusiast, 15/12/2008

"As warmer weather approaches, this is a wine that should immediately come to mind at apéritif time. This bone-dry style, with its inimitable nutty character, is so fresh, so vibrant. It has some tannis, enlivening acidity giving a great lift at the end. Bring on the freshly salted, roasted almonds."

28 -December -Dec -2010

Blandy's - 10 Year Old MalmseyJane MacQuitty, The Times, 2000

“Majestic . . . . . . . luscious, fragrant, full-bodied raisin fruit is the bottle to splash out on”.

28 -December -Dec -2010

Blandy's - 10 Year Old MalmseyWine Enthusiast, 2000

“Deep brown with amber highlights. Moderately full-bodied. Medium sweetness. Chocolate, orange-peel, cinnamon aromas with woody notes translate on to a thick viscous mouthfeel kept in great balance by full acidity. Long spicy finish. Vibrant character keep the palate fresh”.
28 -December -Dec -2010

Blandy's - 5 Year Old VerdelhoPete Wells, Food and Wine, 11/1998

“MADEIRA’S I’M MAD FOR”
“My favourite five-year-old. The colour of iced tea, with the crisp smell and taste of the first fall apple”.
 

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Blandy's - 5 Year Old MalmseyWine International, 10/1999

“The nose is redolent of freshly baked, warm, spicy fruit dripping in golden syrup. The palate is lush, with a rich, fragrant, soft texture – impeccably balanced.”
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Blandy's - 5 Year Old BualJohn Szabo, First in Line, 15/03/2008

“This is a fine, classic Madeira with abundant nutty, caramelized fruit, and barley sugar notes of above average complexity. It is medium-sweet, showing well balanced alcohol and almost refreshing acidity, and lots of pecan pie flavour. Excellent length and delicate, refined styling. Drink or hold indefinitely.”

28 -December -Dec -2010

Blandy's - 5 Year Old BualLyn Farmer, The Wine News, 03/2001

“Caramel color with a rose tint at the centrer. The initial impression is of a soft acidity and great balance and depth. Firm, nutty character with plenty of fruit”.

28 -December -Dec -2010

Blandy's - 5 Year Old AlvadaWaitrose January quotes 2006, 01/2006

“This is one of the few wines that will partner chocolate or coffee.”

28 -December -Dec -2010

Blandy's - 5 Year Old AlvadaRobyn Tinsley, Hot Press (online) WineSkinny.com, 11/04/2005

“Incredible – and a heck of a deal! Toasted peanut aromas and flavours underlie pretty honeyed, caramelised light berry character, with an appealing waxy element. Wonderfully lingering finish”.

28 -December -Dec -2010

Blandy's - Duke of Clarence RichMatthew Jukes, Daily Mail, 15/11/2003

“I love Madeira, and Blandy’s is one of the best-value operators on the island. Duke of Clarence is toffeed, ripe and nutty, with ample sweetness on the mid-palate, and a clean, tart finish. It is the all-round cake specialist – working superbly with ginger, chocolate and coffee”.
28 -December -Dec -2010

Blandy's - Duke of Clarence RichMartin Isark, The Scotland on Sunday, 09/11/2003

“Christmas pudding in a glass…the mulled spice maks it seriously pleasurable”.
16 -December -Dec -2010

Blandy's 1902 - BualJoão Paulo Martins, Vinhos de Portugal 2008, 11/2008

"Prova de 2007. Foram engarrafadas 2118 garrafas. Com esta idade o Madeira não só ganha mais cor como adquire notas muito rançosas e muito austeras que remetem para um universo mais misterioso de aromas, mais ambíguo mas também muito mais rico. Logo no ataque se nota que estamos perante um vinho velho de excelsa qualidade e a boca, com a sua subtileza, delicadeza e profusão de pequenos aromas, confirma-nos isso tudo. Um vinho de ir aos céus."

Blandy's?1920 - Bual"Prova de 2007. Foram engarrafadas 2118 garrafas. Com esta idade o Madeira não só ganha mais cor como adquire notas muito rançosas e muito austeras que remetem para um universo mais misterioso de aromas, mais ambíguo mas também muito mais rico. Logo no ataque se nota que estamos perante um vinho velho de excelsa qualidade e a boca, com a sua subtileza, delicadeza e profusão de pequenos aromas, confirma-nos isso tudo. Um vinho de ir aos céus."

16 -December -Dec -2010

Blandy's 1920 - BualInternational Wine Challenge, 10/2007

"Dried figs and raisins. Very sweet, crips, generous and long. An amazing wine."

16 -December -Dec -2010

Blandy's 1964 - BualIroy hersh, newsletter “for the love of port”, 11/03/2005

Dark amber color with a greenish/yellow rim. Dense, mouth coating and texturally pleasing. Big acid that really explodes on the finish with waves of flavors. Very complex and still a baby.

16 -December -Dec -2010

Blandy's 1971 - BualInternational Wine Challenge, 10/2007

"Honey fruit; mature palate, with delightful length. Warm, fine wood and spices. A complex, velvety wine with a long finish."

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