|Winery:||Blandy's Madeira - (Grupo Symington)|
|Region:||Portugal » Madeira|
Name of varietal: Malmsey
Common synonyms: Malvoisie, Malvasia, Malvasia Istriana, Malvazia, Monemvasia
Parentage of the grape: thought to be indigenous to Greece
History of the grape: Malvasia is one of those rabbit-like vines that likes to procreate, often spontaneously. For this reason, there are dozens of clones and subspecies derived from the original, and it comes in both red and the much more common white. It is believed to have originated in Greece as Monemvasia, and was brought to Italy by the Romans, from where it spread most notably to Spain, France, Portugal and Croatia.
In most places in Europe, it has an often unbilled role in blends and bulk wines, though some more sophisticated productions exist and are worth looking out for. In Italy, it is vinified in the north as a single varietal in dry white wines as Malvasia Istriana. It is also one of the grapes used in Vin Santo fortified wine.
The British started calling the grape “Malmsey” when they established their Read more »
Starts off very high toned and fresh on the nose with scents of dried cactus, dried citrus peel, light molasses tones with a sulfury edge and grace notes of soapy florals. Lively and layered in the mouth with a bit sottobsco and spice box attack then p...
|Winery:||Vinhos Justino Henriques Filhos|
|Region:||Portugal » Madeira|
Tight and minty on the nose with the small of old parchment bound books. This really gains clarity as it turns bright and precise on the nose with a touch of blackberry jam that plays off darker coffee tones. Lean and bright in the mouth with a fresh f...
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Hello I have this bottle of wine Duke of ClarenceFine Rich MalmseyMadeiraAVERYSEstablished 1793 BRISOLIs anyone can help me to tell me about age and price?RegardsWojtek Read More
Cyprus and Paphos vales, the smiling LovesMight leave with joy fair ... ... ... Sometimes, it is. Malmsey and Boal Madeira (named after the grapes they’re made from) are sweet, but both are usually made with puckering acidity, which balances the sweetness. Other grapes, Verdelho and Sercial, produce usually off-dry and dry wines, respectivel... Read More
It is possible to order online and that's pretty much the only way I buy ... off with 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 na... Read More
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
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A new favorite! Classic candied orange notes take on woodier tones - perhaps a hint of pine. Delicious, complex, great for the holidays. Read More
AUD$86/500ml. It is produced with 95% Malvasia white grapes and 5% Corinto ... ... ... used to make Madeiran Malmsey. Malsavia is used to make white wine, dessert wines and fortified wines in countries such as Italy, Croatia, Spain, Madeira and in some regions of the Californian coast. Each region has its own indigenous varietals, so there mu... Read More
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Paired with Tasso stuffed, bacon wrapped dated stewed in tomato saucecaramel - soy sauce - molasses - toasted hazelnut - honeycaramel color pair with macadamia nut brownie or hazelnut tart with honey glazealso good with flan Read More
This is a wine that will last you a while! it has very big flavor, like chocolate and wood. The fruits are orange-like and bright, perhaps with some age to them. Read More
Nov 22, 2011
just bought blandy's 10 yr old in portugal. what type of wine glass? serve with chocolates nuts. can i serve cheese and crackers?
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