Blandy's Madeira Colheita Malmsey Single Harvest (500ML) 1990

Madeira from Portugal

$48.99
Item No. 106381
  • boutique wine
  • W&S93
  • WS93
Alcohol By Volume: 19.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

Clear, dark golden brown with very strong legs. Characteristic bouquet with complex dried fruits and wood, toffee and vanilla. Sweet, smooth, full bodied, complex, and a long finish of nuts and dark chocolate.

Critical Acclaim

"Rich, smooth and lush, displaying fine definition to the maple, honey and cream flavors. Long in the midpalate, with lemon zest and spice, followed by smoke and white chocolate on the finish. Drink now through 2020. 150 cases made. "
93 Points

"This wine's toffee, chamomile, crushed almond and walnut scents seem to mirror its golden tawny color. From there, it’s a tightwire act of extreme sweetness and high acidity, a contrast of golden raisin with orange rind, of apricot with Indian spice. The finish is more oxidative in tone, with nuttiness providing its own bitter cut to the sweetness. Alight with complexity, this would be delicious with almond cookies or after dinner on its own. "
93 Points

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John Blandy first set foot on Madeira in 1807. In 1989, the Symington family became partners with the Blandy family and is helping to reinvigorate the Madeira trade. Grapes are grown in volcanic soil and hand harvested due to steeply terraced cliffs. The resulting wines are highly acidic and were found by historical accident to benefit from being heated - a process that would...

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Learn About Portugal

Portugal The country best known for Port, Madeira and corks is often overlooked when consumers think of red and white still wines - but take note! The table wines of the region have improved dramatically in the past few decades. The winemaking areas trickle down the country's narrow shape, bordered by the Atlantic on the west and Spain on the east. Notable...

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Learn About Madeira

Madeira (muh-DARE-uh) Madeira is a fortified wine that is cooked, or gradually heated. This makes it practically indestructible. Once opened, a bottle of Madeira can last in your cupboard like a bottle of spirit. The fortified wine of our ancestors was made by accident. In the 1600's, shipping still wine from the region of Madeira to the tropics was no easy feat. Most...

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