A unique blend only made by Blandy’s, combining the islands Bual & Malmsey varietals, Blandy’s 5 year old Reserva was aged in American oak casks in the traditional ‘Canteiro’ system. This comprises of the gentle heating of the wine in the lofts of the lodges in Funchal. Over the years the wine is transferred from the top floors to the middle floors and eventually to the ground floor where it is cooler. The wine underwent racking and fining before the blend was assembled and bottled.
Intended as a dessert wine. Shows lifted aromas with a touch of balsamic and a hint of mocha; smooth, seductive, figgy fruit with a touch of coconut (from ageing in new oak) towards the finish.Will be perfect with Christmas pudding or a slice of fruit cake.
Decanter 2020 Gold Medal winner
The Blandy family is distinguished by being the only family, of all the original founders of the madeira wine trade, to still own and run their own original wine company. Throughout its long history on the island, the family has played a leading role in the development of madeira wine.
Its members continue to live in Madeira, thus maintaining a tradition that dates back to 1811 – two centuries of producing a wine of excellence.