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Blandy's Alvada 5 year Madeira (50cl)

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Blandy's have thrown away the rule book to create a new striking Madeira.

Specifications

Country, Region
Madeira
Grape
Bual, Malmsey
Vintage
NV
ABV
19%

Additional Details

Tasting Notes

The only blended Maderia available from 50% Bual and 50% Malmsey. Rich in flavour, light brown in colour with hints of Christmas spice and lime on the nose.

Producer details

It has long been said that John Blandy, the founder of the family business, arrived in Madeira in 1807 aged twenty-three as a quartermaster to General Beresford, commander of the British garrison. Yet prolonged research among army lists yielded no mention of a John Blandy serving in Madeira. The truth was found instead by the Madeira wine lover and expert Emmanuel ‘Mannie’ Berk. In August 2006 he found a letter of introduction sent from London to Messrs Newton, Gordon, Murdoch, wine merchants in Madeira, which immediately solved the family mystery: ‘Sirs! At the desire of our particular friend, Richard Fuller Esq., Banker in this City, we beg leave to introduce Mr John Blandy who visits your Island on account of ill health, and wishes to obtain employment in a Counting House. We shall be obliged if you can promote his views, and accordingly recommend him to your attention.’ The letter is dated 23 December 1807, implying that John Blandy arrived in the island early in 1808 rather than with British forces some months before. For more history on the Blandy family, visit www.blandys.com

In the vineyard

It is virtually unheard of for a Madeira wine to be blended from two of the classic grape varieties. But in order to provide something new for existing Madeira drinkers and to tempt new drinkers on board, Alvada combines Malmsey for its classic richness and Bual for its subtle dry fruit and apricot notes. The result? Alvada retains the rich opulence of traditional Madeira yet lifts it with a fresh twist. The contemporary palate confirms the first impressions of the stylish, new packaging.

Blandy's Alvada 5 year Madeira (50cl)

Delivery

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12 bottles minimum
Within 20 miles of Hattersley Wines, Bakewell, Derbyshire

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