Blandy's Verdehlo Madeira 1887 (750ML)
Critic Scores, Reviews & Descriptions
Verdelho Identified in 2011 and bottled from demi-john in 2013. Intriguing history! The wine, authenticated by Christie's, is one of the 14 wines stored in 27 demi-johns in the Funchal wine lodges of the Madeira Wine Company, owners of Blandy's. This wine was bottled only last August. Chris Blandy, who masterminded its rescue, asked the tasting organisers to open and decant the wine three days before the tasting. TA 10.5 g/l, VA 1.26, pH 3.35, RS 91.25 g/l.
Bright pale orange. I kept looking for the word 'Solera' on the label! A little old on the nose but with excellent acidity and life. It certainly tastes of mahogany somehow. Almost painful but such vitality. Long. Not worth spitting. Dry and such a testament of youth. - Jancis Robinson