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The Blandy family has played a leading role in the development of Madeira wine throughout its long history and in the economic development of this remote Atlantic Island. The family continues today to live on Madeira, maintaining a tradition that goes back to 1811. Vintage (or Frasquiera) Madeira must be aged in cask for a minimum of 20 years, in practise they are aged for much longer, before being bottled under Madeira Wine Institute
supervision. The wine must then be aged in bottle for a further two years before being released for sale. Madeira is a complex, interesting wine and is made in virtually every vintage. Due to the unique estufagem aging process Madeira
is one of the longest-lived wines and also improves for days after opening, but will keep, once opened, for a month and more in a decanter. Vintage Madeira
makes an ideal wedding or anniversary present.
"Mid-brown colour. Rich and fat on the nose. Very good ripe fruit. The succulence makes it off-dry. Quite complex... Good vigour... Very good." Clive Coates, May 2000.