Blandy's Alvada Madeira 5 year old 500ml - Carlo Russo Wine & Spirit World
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Blandy's Alvada Madeira 5 year old 500ml
SKU: 51026

Blandy's Alvada Madeira 5 year old

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Category Madeira
Region Portugal, Madeira
Brand Blandy's
In order to provide something new for existing Madeira drinkers and to tempt new drinkers on board, Alvada combines Malmsey for its classic richness and Bual for its subtle dry fruit and apricot notes. The result? Alvada retains the rich opulence of traditional Madeira yet lifts it with a fresh twist.
Wine Advocate
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Made from 50% Bual and 50% Malmsey, the non-vintage Alvada 5-Year-Old has a deep auburn/mahogany color. It has a precise, tightly wound bouquet of molasses, walnut and smoke that unfurls nicely in the glass. The palate is understated on the entry but builds towards a spicy, walnut-tinged finish with a long peppery aftertaste. This serves as a satisfying introduction to Madeira. All the 5-Year-Old Madeira is aged in cask for the requisite period.

Neal Martin, August 2012
Wine Spectator
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This offers a mix of dried white fruit flavors and forest floors notes that carry a smoky essence. Creamy and sweet on the finish. Bual and Malmsey. Drink now through 2020.

Kim Marcus, 2015
Wine Enthusiast
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Amber-colored, with a green tinge to the rim, this is a medium-weight, not-terribly-sweet Madeira imbued with flavors of walnuts and dried figs. Lots of acidity on the finish.

Joe Czerwinski, March 1, 2005