Blandy's Malmsey 1988 750ml - SPIRITED Wines
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Blandy's Malmsey 1988 750ml
SKU: 44829

Blandy's Malmsey 1988

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Category Madeira
Region Portugal, Madeira
Brand Blandy's
Alcohol/vol 21%
Blandy's Vintage Bual 1969 is a single harvest Madeira. The wine was aged in American oak barrels for a total of 25 years and started its ageing program in our Sotão de Amendoa (the Almond Attic, on the 4th floor) in our lodges in the centre of town, where it remained until 1991. It was then placed on the 2nd floor for 2 years before spending the remaining 20 years on the 1st floor of the lodges.
Wine Spectator
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Elegant aromas of dried citrus, honeysuckle and baked pear feature plenty of power. Offers saline notes on the fresh finish, with a crisp minerality. Complex and alluring. Drink now through 2040. 132 cases made.

Kim Marcus, July 31, 2014
Wine Advocate
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The most recent Malmsey from Blandy's is 1,589 bottles of the 1988 vintage released last year. It has an agreeable bouquet with maraschino, marmalade, Seville orange and grilled walnuts on the nose, although it takes a little time in the glass to warm up. The palate has a real prickle of acidity and is lightly spiced with cloves, bay and white pepper. It builds nicely in the mouth toward a slightly smoky finish that exerts good weight and sufficient sweetness to satisfy any Malmsey lover.

Neal Martin, August 2014