Blandy's Malmsey Madeira 1985 (750ML)
Critic Scores, Reviews & Descriptions
Silver Medal 2010 Decanter World Wine Awards
Pure, lifted marmalade, candied peel, cold tea, toffee, citrus and coconut. Beautiful cleansing acidity to finish. - Decanter World Wine Awards
TA 8.47 g/l. RS 117 g/l, pH 3.51. Matured on 650-litre seasoned American oak casks at the Blandy’s Wine Lodge for 24 years. Only two casks were bottled (2009), producing 1,420 bottles. Described as a ‘small year, producing delicate wines’. Richard Blandy was to take over the helm the following year, in 1986.
Amber with a pale gold rim. Sweet-sour and spicy and tamarind, very savoury undertow. Lots of orange peel and huge tang in the mouth. So sappy and fresh and sharply energetic. Very three-dimensional. Gingerbread note. Steely acidity braces the broad sweet juiciness of peach, apricot and mango. TC,- JancisRobinson .com