Blandys Madeira, 1999

Malmsey Colheita Madeira (H/Litre, 50cl) Includes gift box as illustrated

Bottle size: 50cl

ABV: 19%

Price:

£49.95

1 In Stock

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Description

Blandy’s Malmsey 1999 Madeira was aged for 16 years in seasoned American oak casks and as with all the family’s vintages, this wine started its ageing process in the warm high attic floors of the lodge in the centre of Funchal. Over the 16 years, the wine passed down from the warmer top floor of the Blandy’s Wine Lodges, the “Sotão de Amendoa” where it spent the first 5 years, to the second floor for 7 years and finally to the cooler first for the remaining 4 years. The art of finding the right balance between concentration and the freshness of the wine lies in the winemaker’s decision when to transfer the wine to the lower cooler north facing floors of the lodge.

Serving Suggestions
It is a superb accompaniment to Christmas pudding dried fruit, butter biscuits, praline, dark chocolate, foie-gras, chocolate, crystallized fruits honey cake and cheese.

Condition

excellent- Includes gift box

Reviews

***Wine Spectator 2016 – 94 Points***

***92 pts Robert Parker***

The 1999 Colheita Malmsey, bottled in 2015, has quite a contained bouquet for a Malmsey, scents of undergrowth, pine, sandalwood and touches of wild mint in the background. This is quite a cerebral bouquet. The palate is very well balanced, smooth and sensual in the mouth with dried orange peel, cardamom, Indian spices, fig and cloves. There is lovely weight in the mouth here and it neatly avoids any blowsiness towards the delineated and sustained finish that is endowed with just the right amount of nuttiness and oxidation. This comes highly recommended, especially for those hidebound by the belief that Madeira must be born in the 19th century to be great. *Robert Parker 2016-07-01*

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