This is a retrospective of five Malmseys, tutored by Chris Blandy the new man at the helm of the Madeira Wine Company and includes a new vintage / frasqueira wine from 1988. At the outset Chris Blandy made the valid point that Malmsey should not be viewed as a single variety (there are so many different grapes named Malvasia) but as style of wine. Robinson et al.
Madeira Wine Notes April 2014
This is the third varietal tasting organized by Roy Hersh (For the Love of Port) and Mannie Berk (The Rare Wine Company) and the second that I have attended.This year’s chosen grape is Bual (Boal), following on from Terrantez and Verdelho.