A unique blend only made by Blandy’s, combining Bual’s (50%) nutty spicyiness and Malmsey’s (50%) luscious dried fruit flavours. Aged 5 years in cask.
Lovely golden-chestnut colour with a fine golden rim. Characteristic and classic Madeira bouquet of dried fruits, toffee and hints of oak and spices. Sweet, very rich, smooth and full-bodied, balanced by a very fine acidity. A long aftertaste with notes of honey and spicy oak.
The Verdelho grapes are fermented off the skins for about four days and therefore the wine is sweeter than the Sercial. With a average age of about 10 years in cask the wine becomes very concentrated and develops spicy and dried fruit characters with warm marmalade flavours.
Blandy’s 10 year old Malmsey is fined and does not require decanting. It is a superb accompaniment to dessert dishes, especially fruit, cakes, rich chocolate puddings and cheeses. It has been bottled ready for drinking and will keep for several months after opening.
“The non-vintage 10-Year-Old Malmsey has an introspective, marmalade, fig and burnt sugar-scented bouquet that gently unfurls in the glass. The palate is very well-balanced, with a viscous entry that lacquers the mouth. The acidity is very well-judged, lending the finish a sense of poise and tension that neatly counterbalances the richness and precocity. This is very well-made.” 90 points (Robert Parker Wine Advocate)