Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Some aged Madeira!!!

Blandy's Maderia, history in a bottle!
Blandy's, arguably the most important producer of Madeira, has bottled towards the end of 2015 and amazing set of Vintage 
Madeira. We are very excited to be able to offer this historic bottlings to St. Louis. Quantities are quite small, fewer than 200 cases of each wine were produced, we are excited to have received what little we did.

1988 Blandy's Malmsey 
Elegant aromas of dried citrus, honeysuckle and baked pear feature plenty of power. Offers saline notes on the fresh finish, with a crisp minerality. Complex and alluring. Drink now through 2040. 132 cases made.
Rated 95/100 The Wine Spectator

1977 Blandy's Terrantez 
This lively Madeira is defined by loads of dried citrus notes, with off-dry accents of roasted peach, tropical fruit, marzipan and flan. Distinctive smoky details provide an almost peaty subnote. Truffle and forest floor elements linger on the finish. Shows amazing freshness and purity. Drink now through 2060. 200 cases made
Rated 97/100 The Wine Spectator

1975 Blandy's Sercial 
Offers mouthfilling richness, with flavors of dried apricot, pear tart, roasted pineapple and ginger snap that are long and complex. Medium-dry, showing lots of freshness to the slate, spice and mineral accents. Dried citrus details emerge on the zesty finish. Drink now through 2040. 170 cases made.
Rated 95/100 The Wine Spectator

1966 Blandy's Bual 
Elegant, filled with rich buttery and nutty notes to the dried tropical fruit, apricot and baked apple flavors. Creamy midpalate, with a long, sumptuous finish filled with white chocolate, citrus zest and mineral accents, delivering hints of pepper. Drink now through 2040. 60 cases made.
Rated 97100 The Wine Sepectator

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