Blandy’s Vntage Bual 1968 is a single harvest Madeira. This wine was aged for 36 years in seasoned American oak casks in the traditional ‘Canteiro’ system, whereby the casks were gradually transferred from the top floors of the lodge, where it is naturally warmer, to the middle floors and eventually to the ground floor where it is cooler. The wine was regularly racked and when it reached the desired stage of maturity it was bottled.
Only 4,107 bottles of this wine were released.
Alcohol: 21% ABV pH: 3.5 Baume? degree (20oC): 3.3 Volatile Acidity: 1.2 g/l
Clear, golden brown colour with golden green tinges at the rim. Intense and complex characteristic bouquet of Madeira with notes of toffee, wood, vanilla and chocolate. Full- bodied and medium sweet, with mellow fruit that provides a long and warm aftertaste.
“Dark chestnut colour, clean and distinct aroma of dried fruits and orange peel, witch gives great complexity to the wine. Well balanced, medium-bodied, a good Madeira with a warm and smooth aftertaste.” 17.5 points, Joa?o Paulo Martins, Revista de Vinhos, January 2006.