1978 Blandy's Vintage Terrantez (Half bottle)

1978 Blandy's Vintage Terrantez (Half bottle)

  • £135.00
    Unit price per 
Tax included. Shipping calculated at checkout.

1978 Blandy's Vintage Terrantez

Region: Madeira, Portugal

Vintage: 1978

Bottle size: 75cl

Grapes: Terrantez

ABV: 20%

Mahogany with golden-green hue. Very characteristic bouquet, exuberant aroma with notes of exotic spice, camphor, varnishes, cedar, tobacco leaf. Also very characteristic with a sweet attack, becoming very ethereal giving the sensation of spicy and dry, leaving a very long, fresh and dry aftertaste with spicy notes such as curry, saffron and burnt resinous woods.

John Blandy first set foot on Madeira in 1808 to work in the accounting office of Newton, Gordon, Murdoch, wine merchants. In 1811 he established his own company. Today, under Chris Blandy, the family continue to own and operate the Madeira Wine Company, preserving a tradition that has lasted for over 200 years and through seven generations.

Blandys are unique in being the only founding member of the Madeira wine trade to still own and manage their original wine company. Under the Madeira Wine Company, they own a collection of leading Madeira houses including Blandy’s, Leacock’s, Cossart Gordon, Miles and a range of still wines produced under their Atlantis brand. Today the company is the most awarded Madeira producer with a total 76 gold medals, 116 silver medals and 21 trophies to their name. Three of these trophies were awarded to their winemaker Francisco Albuquerque by the IWSC for “Fortified Wine Maker of the Year”. An incredible achievement and confirmation of the family’s position as the leading Madeira producer and its pivotal role in reestablishing Madeira as one of the world’s great wines.