Blandy’s Madeira Wine was founded in 1811 by John Blandy that came to Madeira to be treated for his illness in the warm climate and to work in the banking sector. The company is still on family hands and is today run by the 6th generation.
I bought this 20%, 750 ml bottle of Blandy’s 1977 Bual in a local wine store in Funchal on the island of Madeira at the price 101,5 Euro.
The bual grapes are used for the medium sweet wines.
This wine was matured on oak cask for 32 years and was bottled in 2009. A total of 1666 bottles was filled.
A dark golden colour fills the glass and the alcohol sticks to the sides of the glass leaving it with rounded figures to set apart from the sharp lines of the glass.
A aroma and taste with such complexity that it is hard to describe, very intensive at first but as the wine settles in the mouth the taste grows and grows on you. A sweet taste that stays for so long and is so intense that even half a glass is enough to enjoy this delicious wine. A easy to drink madeira that lands perfectly in the middle of the vintage years, good price to the taste.
Overall rating is 93 / 100