Bual

Blandy's

10 Years Old Madeira Bual

Medium brown in color and you can tell from the legs it has significant viscosity. Dried figs, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, ginger, buttered brown sugar, orange marmalade, toasted walnut, banana, and a hint of alcohol on the nose. Heavy sweetness, golden raisin, golden delicious apple, burnt caramel and a touch of coffee on the palate. Thick luscious mouthfeel but the amount of sugar in this means that isn’t a surprise in the least, luckily there is a nice acidity that pushes back the sweetness to keep it from being overwhelming. Hoisin sauce, nuttiness, and once the sweetness has faded enough a hint of a tannic bite on the finish. — 8 months ago

Cossart Gordon & Co.

Madeira Bual Solera 1845

The Madeira that had the lowest number on the label was the 1845 Solera from Cossart. The last top up was apparently 1953, so this really wasn't nearly as old on average as some of the others. Dark brown with copper edges. Soapy on the nose. Quite short but attractive orange peel and spices. It might not be the oldest of the bunch, but it is rather past it. — 3 years ago

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D'Oliveiras

Aged 15 Years Medium Sweet Madeira Tinta Negra Mole

15 year medium sweet. 10% bual, 90% tinto negra. Enjoyable entry level Madeira. — 4 years ago

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Henriques & Henriques

15 Years Old Madeira Bual

Pale brown, medium intensity on the nose. ACETONE, Xmas pudding, tons of baking spice - nutmeg, powder ginger, clove. Walnut skins. High acid, medium sweet, fortified high alcohol, medium+ body. Medium+ finish. — 2 years ago

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Henriques & Henriques

Madeira Bual 1954

The 1954 Bual from Henriques & Henriques was one of the weaker ones of the night. Mahogany and fairly dark. Very floral on the nose. Dried apricots on the palate. Mid length finish. Not especially complex. Enjoyable by any standards, but fell short here. — 3 years ago

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Blandy's

5 Years Old Medium Rich Madeira Bual

Decadent and rich, almost syrupy. Lush with raisin, date, walnut, toffee. Beautifully balanced, soft and luscious. Finish is long, with fruit and honey dominating. — 4 years ago

Blandy's

Single Harvest Colheita Madeira Bual

Briny, nutty, dried ginger/apricot. Round and creamy on the palate. Bitter nuttiness on the finish. Medium finish. Fresh tangerine and nectarine. Canteiro method. 13 years in American oak. — 2 years ago

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Château Sisqueille

Rivesaltes Vin Doux Naturel White Blend 1942

Fascinating - mulling spice, fig, prune, orange peel, and burnt rubber. On day 1 reminiscent to a 20 year tawny port, but on day 2 this is drinking almost identically to Bual Madeira with a sweet tarry finish. — 3 years ago

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Cossart Gordon & Co.

Colheita LMR Madeira Bual 1915

The after party! — 3 years ago

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Vinhos Barbeito (Rare Wine Company Historic Series)

Boston Special Reserve Bual Madeira

Not quite as good as that 100yr old by Barbeito but complex, rich and smooth! — 4 years ago