Blandys, 1972

Vintage Bual Madeira
150cl Magnum Bottle
**96/100 Wine Spectator**

Description and Reviews:
Tasting Notes
Coppery amber with golden-greenish nuance, a brilliant crystalline. Aromas of intense sweet spices, vanilla, dried fruits, candied apricots and exotic woods. The palate is a rich, medium sweet, with a balanced concentration. The long smooth finish is filled with flavors of candied fruit macerated in brandy, spices, resinous woods such as cedar.

Vinification
Blandy’s Bual 1972 was aged in seasoned American oak casks and as with all the family’s vintages, this wine started its aging process in the warm high attic floors of the lodge in the center of Funchal. Over the 50 years, the wine passed down from the warmer top floor of the Blandy’s Wine Lodges, the “Sotão de Amendoa”. 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.

About Blandy's
The Blandy’s family is unique for being the only family of all the original founders of the Madeira wine trade to still own and manage their original wine company. The family has played a leading role in the development of Madeira wine since the early nineteenth century. Blandy’s Madeira remains totally dedicated to the traditions, care, and craftsmanship of Madeira Wine for over 200 years.

Cellarage & Serving
Store Upright. Blandy’s Vintage Bual 1972 should be served at 18ºC. As the wine is completely stabilized, it is recommended to pull the cork at least 2 days before enjoying this wine. Decanting will help remove any deposit that may have occurred in bottle over time. A wine that is best enjoyed chilled.

Condition Report:

excellent- Bottled 2015

Bottle size:

150cl

ABV:

20

Drink Type:

Madeira Wine, Madeira

Stock:

2 In Stock

Price:

$711.43 USD    inc UK VAT (where applicable) *

* excludes delivery (free standard UK delivery on orders over £100)