Bual

Bual (or Boal) is a grape variety used in Madeira production. It is the second sweetest of the four noble Madeira grapes: Sercial, Verdelho, Bual and Malmsey. It makes medium-rich fortified wines. – Description from Rodolphe Boulanger

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  • It’s urban legend that top wine pros can blindly identify a wide array of ... ... Palo Cortado Sherry and Bual Madeira can all look quite similar. However, their flavors are very different.  Identifying Bubbles: Getting Tougher to Pop Sparkling wines are seriously tough to blind taste. The bubbles in combination with high acidity and dosage (t... Read More

    From the article The Art of Blind Tasting


  • "ginger soy braised beef with crispy rock shrimp tempura(think Nobu style) ... ... too. Madeira too, but a Bual or a sweeter one wold be bes Read More

    Forum post in the topic Twist on surf and turf and...


  • Hi All!  I could really use some advice.  My husband and I run a restaurant and we are having a 4-course Valentines dinner and I'm looking to pair each course with wine.  Affordable wines...lol!  The courses I need help with are: ginger soy braised beef with crispy rock shrimp tempura(think Nobu style) with cauliflower puree carrots and snap pea... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Twist on surf and turf and...


  • It is possible to order online and that's pretty much the only way I buy ... sweeter one. Get Malmsey or Bual. Malmsey is good because that's what they used to drown the kids in Shakespeare's Richard III. They're all good to drink though!Those names though, are based on the grape varieties used and the vinification, they're not the names of pr... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!


  • Hi there!I will begin by saying I know absolutely nothing about wine! Which is why I am on this site begging for help!! Lol. I would really like to get my sister and her fiancé a bottle of wine that can age for 25 years. So my questions are: What kind of wine (I don't even have a preference) and what is the most reasonable price range? I figure ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!


  • Cossart Gordon & Co. Bual Madeira 5 Years Old 1975

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    Wine review by Nathan P


  • Cossart Gordon & Co. Bual Madeira 5 Years Old Medium Rich NV

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    Well, it's a fortified wine, so it's thick and syrupy. I was excited to try Madeira, but it's just too thick and viscous and cloying for me. Reminds me of a liquid sticky toffee pudding. Enticing in theory, not so much in practice. Though, my Madeira-obsessed table mate praised it highly, so I think Madeira lovers might enjoy. Read More

    Wine review by johanna83


  • Cossart Gordon Bual Solera 1845 Cossart Gordon Portugal Madeira Madeira 1845

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    I Have a sealed bottle of Centenary Solera Bual 1845 Red Wine. Product of Portugal, Maderia. Shipped by Reid Wines, Bristol, United Kingdom. Imported by:Vieux Vins, Northford, Ct. Net contents: 700 ml Alc. 18% by Volume Question is, is this wine stll drinkable and or what would the bottle be worth full vs empty Read More

    Wine review by alanb1108


  • Okay, we usually don't make brisket for Rosh Hashanah, but this year the wife saw a recipe that she liked with plums and port.  So what to go with it?  Earlier, we had planned a pre-Inquisition Spanish-Jewish meal, and I was all hyped up for Spanish wine, but now I'm kind of dubious about tempranillo with this. So, Rhones?  Something higher in a... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Brisket, and not BBQ.Pairing...


  • http://www.forbes.com/sites/katiebell/2012/08/10/why-maderia-is-the-next-great-thing-in-wine/Thought this was good reading for everyone, and not surprisingly to those in the know, Mannie Berk is front and center. There's a lot of history with old america and Madeira consumption, but obviously that faded to almost nothing for a good part of the 1... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Forbes: Why Madeira Is The...


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