BLANDY’S Colheita BUAL 2002



  • Region: MADEIRA
  • Rodzaj: Madeira
  • Typ wina: półsłodkie, wzmacniane
  • Pojemność: 500ml
  • Szczepy: Bual
  • Producent: BLANDY'S
  • Rocznik: 2002


Blandy’s Madeira has been owned by the same family for over 200 years and remains totally dedicated to the traditions, quality, and craftsmanship of Madeira Wine.
The family has played a leading role in the development of Madeira wine throughout its long history and Michael and Chris, 6th and 7th generations,
continue to work in the company, maintaining a tradition that goes back to 1811.

Abnormally cold and exceptionally wet throughout the year, the harvest of 2002 was very difficult, and the strictest berry selection was needed. Challenging weather conditions slowed grape development and
resulted in a lowyielding, tardy harvest of generally high quality. Bual predominately comes from the regions of Campanário and Calheta where the best quality grapes are sourced. Due to the challenging weather conditions throughout the maturation period, the best fruit was found nearer sealevel in the protected valley by Calheta and it is from here where this wine was sourced.
The remaining casks of this year’s Bual will continue their maturation, to be bottled later as a Vintage Madeira.

Blandy’s Bual Colheita 2002 underwent fermentation off the skins with natural yeast at temperatures between 18°C 21°C in
temperature controlled tanks. After approximately 5 to 6 days, fortification with vinic alcohol takes place, arresting fermentation at
the desired degree of sweetness.

Blandy’s Colheita Bual 2002 was aged for 12 years in seasoned American oak casks in the traditional ‘Canteiro’ system, whereby
the wine is gently heated by warm air in the lofts of the company’s southfacing lodge in Funchal. Over the years the casks are
transferred from the top floor to the middle floor and eventually to the ground floor where it is cooler. The wine is regularly racked
during the ageing process and is finally bottled when the desired balance of maturity is reached.

Golden colour with green reflections. Characteristic bouquet of Madeira with exotic wood, dry fruits, dates, vanilla, cacau and fine toasted oak. Medium sweet and full bodied, with a long toffee and vanilla aftertaste.

Blandy’s Colheita is fined and does not require decanting. It has been bottled when ready for drinking and will keep for several months after opening.

It is a superb accompaniment to desserts, especially fruit cakes, apple crumble or pecan pie and hard paste cheeses.

Wine Enthusiast 2015 95 Points

Wine Spectator 2015 94 Points

The Wine Advocate 2016 92 Points


Gold Medal International Wine & Spirit Competition 2015

Silver Medal Decanter World Wine Awards 2015

Wine Spectators Top 100 Wines for 2015
#24 / 100 94 Points
Wine Enthusiast’s Top 100 Wines for 2015 #39 / 100 95 Points

Portuguese Wine Magazine “Revista de Vinhos” 17 / 20 Points
ALCHOOL:                     19% vol (20ºC)
8,30 g/l tartaric acid
RESIDUAL SUGAR:     96 g/l
BAUMÉE:                       3.5

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