Blandy’s 5 Year Old Rich underwent fermentation on the skins with natural yeast at between 24°C – 26°C in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. After approximately 48 hours, fortification with grape brandy takes place, arresting fermentation at the desired degree of sweetness.
Blandy’s 5 Year Old Rich was transferred to ‘estufa’ tanks where the wine underwent a cyclic heating and cooling process between 45°C and 50°C over a period of 3 months. After ‘estufagem’ the wine was aged for five years in American oak casks and then underwent racking and fining before the blend was assembled and bottled.
Alcohol by Volume: 19%
Total Acidity: 6.0 g/l
Serving & Cellarage
Blandy’s 5 Year Old Rich is fined and does not require decanting. It is a superb accompaniment to dessert dishes, especially fruit, cakes, chocolate puddings and soft cheeses. It has been bottled when ready for drinking and will keep for several months after opening.
Deep golden brown colour. Characteristic bouquet of Madeira with dried fruits, toffee and orange marmalade. Rich and full bodied with notes of coffee, spices and chocolate. Sweet and smooth on the palate, with a honeyed aftertaste.