1979 Blandy's Verdelho Madeira

1979 Blandy's Verdelho Madeira

Availability: 1-2 weeks

Case size: 1 / Bottle size: 750ml

Duty Status
From £115.00

Critics Score: 94

Publication: Neal Martin, Wine Advocate

Drinking Dates: 2016-2050

The 1979 Verdelho marks the first Blandy's release from this vintage. Bottled in 2015, one notices its refulgent amber color. The nose is very comely with dried peach, fig, walnut and smoke, quite voluminous and generous while maintaining admirable definition. The palate is medium-bodied with a viscous opening (at least for a Verdelho), smooth in texture with dried honey, orange zest and ginger that segues into a focused finish that needs just a little more depth. However, there is a lovely Sichuan pepper aftertaste that almost "cools" the mouth. What a fantastic wine from Blandy's - a Verdelho with genuine character.
1979 Blandy's Verdelho Madeira