Blandy's Bual Madeira 5 year
Blandy's 5 year old Bual underwent fermentation off the skins with natural yeast at temperatures between 18°C - 21°C
in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. After approximately 3 days, fortification with grape brandy takes place,
arresting fermentation at the desired degree of sweetness.
Blandy's 5 year old Bual 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. After this gradual 'estufagem' the wine
underwent racking and fining before the blend was assembled and bottled.
Clear, amber color with tinges of gold; a bouquet of dried fruit, vanilla, wood and toffee with a smooth, medium-sweet
finish and an excellent balance between the fruit and acidity.
SERVING & CELLARAGE
Blandy's 5 year old Bual is fined and does not require decanting. It is excellent as an after dinner drink and also very
good with fruit, milk chocolate, cakes and hard cheeses. It has been bottled when ready for drinking and will keep for
several months after opening.