1948 Blandy's Bual Madeira
Blandy’s Vntage Bual 1948 is a single harvest Madeira. This wine was aged for 56 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 1,667 bottles of this wine were released. Nose: Intense and complex characteristic bouquet of Madeira with notes of dried fruits, wood, toffee and spices. Palate: medium-rich, soft and full-bodied, revealing a perfect balance between richness and acidity. A very oaky long finish with persistent toffee notes.