Blandy's, Colheita Bual, Madeira, Portugal, 2008 (500ml)
Overview of the Wine
Blandy’s distinguishes itself for being the only family, of all the original founders of the Madeira wine trade, which still owns and manages its own original wine company. Throughout its long history on the island, the family has played a leading role in the development of Madeira Wine. The family continues to live in Madeira, thus maintaining a tradition that dates back to 1811 - two centuries and seven generations producing excellent wines.
The 2003 harvest was an unusually dry one, with just one day of rain in August and not a single drop more until October, resulting in incredibly intense, concentrated wines. Blandy’s Colheita Bual from this vintage was aged for 13 years in seasoned American oak casks and, as with all the family’s vintages, started its ageing process in the warm high attic floors of the lodge in the centre of Funchal and gradually made its way down to the ground floor.
Grape / Blend
Winemaker's Tasting Notes
Topaz with golden nuance, a brilliant crystalline. Characteristic bouquet with notes of dried fruits and vanilla spices, and a hint of exotic woods. Medium rich palate is balanced and delicate, with a long finish of tea, dry leaves, spices and brandy.
Product size: 500ml
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