Blandy’s, Bual 1969



Blandy’s, Bual 1969

Rating: 19/20pts
An outstanding year for Bual, this wine was bottled in 2013 having spent more than 40 years in cask. Shows toasted aromas, hazelnuts and dried fruit with a wisp of wood smoke; fine tawny marmalade palate, delicate initially with richness building, offset by a magnificent streak of lemon and lime acidity; long, linear and beautiful to behold. It is deeply reassuring that wines as great as this are still being bottled in Madeira.

Price: UK – £240 Armit, Bordeaux Index, Corney & Barrow, Farr Vintners, Fine & Rare, Turville Valley Wines. US – $1372 (Magnum) Hart Davis Hart
Alc 20%

Taster: Richard Mayson