Clear, amber colour with golden highlights. Characteristic Madeira bouquet with notes of wood, dried fruits and toffee. Smooth, full-bodied and sweet, with a long warm aftertaste with notes of oak.
Blandy’s Vintage Malmsey 1985 is a single harvest Madeira. This wine was aged for 24 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 1,420 bottles of this wine were released.
|Alcohol by Volume: 20% Volatile Acidity: 1.08 g/l Total Acidity: 8.47 g/l pH: 3.51
Baume (20ºC): 4.70 Reducing Sugar: 117.9 g/l Extract Content (excluding sugar): 29.4 g/l
|For 200 years, Blandy’s Madeira has been synonymous with quality Madeira wine.
The Blandys are unique in being the only family of all the original founders of the Madeira wine trade to still own and manage their own original wine company. The family has played a leading role in the development of Madeira wine throughout its long history and members of the family continue to live on Madeira, maintaining a tradition that goes back to 1811.
Michael and Chris Blandy are the 6th and 7th generations to work in the business.