Dates fortified wine Salted chocolate Umami

Blandy's, Bual 1989

RRP 185 per bottle
UK Stockist
96
Tasted by
IWSC experts

Mid walnut with a blaze of coppery gold flashes. Rich umami aromas, soy, mushroom, herb consommé, mingle with dekopon citrus, medjool dates, baklava, and salted chocolate. Enormous, concentration of flavours and textures, woody, sweet, bitter, umami, Spider silk texture with the saline spear of acidity as counterpoint. The flavours bubble through the swift flow in the mouth, utterly entrancing the taster. A meditative, contemplative experience, that echoes long after the wine has left the mouth.

Wine Style
Fortified
Alcohol
21%
Country
Portugal
Region
Madeira DOC