The bicentennial Blandy family tasting in London was held at the Andaz Liverpool Street on the 9th of June.

200 Years Celebrations of the establishment of Blandy's Madeira Wine in Madeira since 1811

The tasting was presented by Michael Blandy (Chair), Chris Blandy (Director), Francisco Albuquerque (winemaker) and Richard Mayson (Port & Madeira specialist).

Richard Mayson summed the tasting up best, “I previously billed this as a ‘tasting of a lifetime’ and so it turned out. Never again will these rare Vintage Madeira wines be tasted together and it is likely that I will never see some of them again”

The wines tasted were:

Blandy’s Malmsey 1985 (bottled 2009) 
Blandy’s Terrantez 1976 (bottled 2002) 
Blandy’s Sercial 1966 (bottled 2004) 
Blandy’s Bastardo 1954 (bottled 1994) 
Blandy’s 1954 Malmsey (bottled 1975)
Verdelho 1952 Jubilee Selection (bottled 1973)
Blandy’s Bual 1920 (bottled 2006) 
Blandy’s Sercial 1910 (Bottled 1984, recorked 2003) 
Blandy’s Bual 1863 (bottled 1913, recorked in 1986) 
Verdelho 1822 – part of the Grabham collection (Bottled 1900, re-corked 1986) 
Bual Solera 1811 (Bottled 1900, re-corked 1986)


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