Blandy's

Alvada 5 Year Old Rich Madeira

8.911 ratings
8.94 pro ratings
Madeira, Portugal
Bual
Cake & Cream
Top Notes For
James Forsyth

A hearty sausage and mash led, English dinner with siblings at atmospheric aged wine bar near London bridge included a Magnum of Champagne served in tiny chilled silver tankards and failed attempts to order 1980s Cos d'Estournel (the fine and rate wine list hasn't been updated for years and none of the interesting wines were on the cellar).

Dinner concluded with this modern styled Madeira. Caramel, walnuts and raisins. Very accessible. Very delicious. Not a patch on the more distinguished, older Madeiras but a good entry level option and a fun way to end the evening.

A hearty sausage and mash led, English dinner with siblings at atmospheric aged wine bar near London bridge included a Magnum of Champagne served in tiny chilled silver tankards and failed attempts to order 1980s Cos d'Estournel (the fine and rate wine list hasn't been updated for years and none of the interesting wines were on the cellar).

Dinner concluded with this modern styled Madeira. Caramel, walnuts and raisins. Very accessible. Very delicious. Not a patch on the more distinguished, older Madeiras but a good entry level option and a fun way to end the evening.

Sep 27th, 2018
Heidi McLain

A modern style Madeira with a "rich" heritage. #blandys #alvada5yearoldmadeira #bual

A modern style Madeira with a "rich" heritage. #blandys #alvada5yearoldmadeira #bual

1 person found it helpfulOct 13th, 2015
David Kline

Burnt honey, fresh enamel, cotton balls in ether lead to tastes of liquid brown sugar with grilled lemon, black lime and extreme green olive graphite! Delicious! Rum-soaked pear! This finishes strong! Keeps giving and giving with a hearty dark toasted wheat in a fleshy mushroom broth. Dry, but persistent with a citrus crystal and seltzer wash.
#sherry #blandys #Alvada5yearoldsherry

Burnt honey, fresh enamel, cotton balls in ether lead to tastes of liquid brown sugar with grilled lemon, black lime and extreme green olive graphite! Delicious! Rum-soaked pear! This finishes strong! Keeps giving and giving with a hearty dark toasted wheat in a fleshy mushroom broth. Dry, but persistent with a citrus crystal and seltzer wash.
#sherry #blandys #Alvada5yearoldsherry

1 person found it helpfulMar 31st, 2015
Ilkka Sirén

Wine specialist Maku magazine, Sherry educator

9.0

Ilkka had this 6 years ago

Ilkka had this 6 years ago

1 person found it helpfulSep 12th, 2014
Roman Sosnovskiy

Brand Ambassador Bodegas Ramon Bilbao, Organizer "Wine Games" competition Moscow

8.8

Хороший умеренный орех и сладость, хорошая кислотность, неплохой баланс

Хороший умеренный орех и сладость, хорошая кислотность, неплохой баланс

Oct 13th, 2015
David Koenen

@Vineum, Rotterdam

@Vineum, Rotterdam

Apr 4th, 2015
Matt Lasater

Matt had this 6 years ago

Matt had this 6 years ago

Apr 9th, 2015
Jon Haupt

Jon had this 4 years ago

Jon had this 4 years ago

Mar 12th, 2017
Carol Denise Eastin

Carol had this 6 years ago

Carol had this 6 years ago

May 12th, 2015
Rick Dupre

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Rick had this 6 years ago

Mar 15th, 2015