1976 Blandy’s Verdelho, 6x375ml

1976 Blandy’s Verdelho

Availability: 1-2 weeks

Case size: 6 / Bottle size: 375ml

Duty Status
From £700.00

Critics Score: 93

Publication: Neal Martin, Vinous

Drinking Dates: Now-2040

The maiden release from Blandy’s is only slightly deeper than the 2008 that I tasted alongside it. Yet as you would expect, the aromatics are very different: molasses, pain d'épices, orange blossom and iodine all vie for attention. As with the 2008, I appreciate the delineation. The palate displays considerable weight and presence, to the point where you might mistake it for a light Bual (the residual sugar here is 86g/L). Notes of Szechuan pepper and black pepper elevate a streamlined, focused finish that lingers long on the aftertaste. This is quite a cerebral Verdelho. Chill this slightly before serving. I can imagine it making a superb aperitif. 1,039 bottles produced.

1976 Blandy’s Verdelho