Blandy Brother's Specially Selected Madeira
A fortified wine from the Portuguese island of Madeira. This style of wine dates back to the age of sale when bottles of Madeira wine would be fortified to preserver them for the long journeys by sea. Stored in the holds of ships the wine would gently cook as the ships passed through the tropics and over the equator to destinations in the New World or East Indies. When unsold shipments were returned to the island, producers found the nature and favor much improved calling it vinho da roda (wines that have made the round trip). Today all Madera is subject to a simulated version of this process where wines are heated in specially built rooms on the Island. This cooking process has means the wine is essentially inert once bottled and can be kept indefinitely either sealed or opened with little to no ill effect.
This particular bottle is an older (date unknown) bottling from Blandy Borthers, one of the more recognizable names in Madeira today.
Please note condition of this lot.