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Wine Tasting

by glass & by flights

Wine Tasting

In our tasting rooms, Max Römer and Frasqueira, every guest can enjoy a wide selection of blended and dated Madeira wines, starting from 3-year-old range and reaching to our oldest available bottle – Bual 1920! We are happy to serve you any of our available wines by the glass or offer a great variety of pre-designed tasting experiences (flights) with Blandy’s Madeira, Cossart Gordon and Miles brands, as well as our still wine – Atlantis.

Our wines can be enjoyed on their own or along with a cheese platter or an assortment of hand-made chocolate truffles from Madeira, carefully selected by our winemaker Francisco Albuquerque to make a perfect wine pairing.

You can rather have a self-guided tasting that can be ordered in our tasting rooms throughout the day (no booking needed) or reserve a tutored tasting accompanied by our brand ambassadors (only upon prior booking).

HORIZONTAL TASTINGS

Self-guided | No booking needed

Horizontal tastings are designed to compare a range of wines of the same age but of different styles. Madeira wine styles are classified by the level of their sweetness and most commonly fall into 4 categories: Dry, Medium Dry, Medium Rich and Rich. This type of tasting allows you to explore and compare different styles of Madeira and maybe find your favorite.
These tastings include 4 glasses of Madeira. Start from the driest and move towards the sweetest wine.

3-year-old selection

5-year-old selection

10-year-old selection

VERTICAL TASTINGS

Self-guided | No booking needed

Vertical tastings are designed to compare a range of wines of the same style/grape but of different ages. These tastings give a clear perception how the Madeira Wine evolves, the oxidative effect, the concentration with ageing and their differences.
These tastings include 4 glasses of Madeira. Start form the youngest and move towards the oldest wine.

Sercial evolution

Verdelho evolution

Bual evolution

Malmsey evolution

Tinta Negra evolution

BLANDY’S VS MILES

Self-guided | No booking needed

In this tasting, we offer you to compare wines of the same age and style but from different brands and grapes!

Blandy’s is known for its wide range of wines most commonly represented by the 4 white grapes of Madeira: Sercial, Verdelho, Bual and Malmsey, with each corresponding to a singular style of sweetness.

Miles in its turn is a renowned reference in Tinta Negra grape variety, which versatility allows to elaborate all 4 styles of Madeira wine just with this single grape.

The tasting includes 4 glasses of Madeira: 2 from Blandy’s and 2 from Miles.

Blandy’s vs Miles

[10 years old]

Blandy’s Sercial vs Miles Tinta Negra Dry

Blandy’s Malmsey vs Miles Tinta Negra Rich

COLHEITA TASTING

Self-guided | No booking needed

Colheita is a dated wine, a product of a single harvest year and a single grape variety. The concept of Colheitas was introduced by Blandy’s in 2000 with the objective of releasing to the public an exceptional wine from a single year earlier than a Vintage can be.

This tasting includes 4 glasses of Colheitas, one of each style.

Sercial 2009 – Verdelho 2009 – Bual 2008 – Malmsey 2007

 

* Harvest years depend on availability of stocks

VINTAGE TASTING

Self-guided | No booking needed

Vintages (or Frasqueiras) are the most sought-after Madeira bottles. These dated wines are produced with the canteiro system and submitted to a minimum 20 years of continuous ageing in wood.

These tastings offer an opportunity to travel back in time and experience a selection of exclusive wines from the past century!

Tinta Negra 90’s

1995 – 1996 – 1998 – 1999

4 Grapes

Sercial 1968 – Terrantez 1978 – Verdelho 1975 – Tinta Negra 2000

 

*Vintage years depend on availability of stocks

ATLANTIS TASTING

Self-guided | No booking needed

Established in 1992, Atlantis is the first still (table) wine from Madeira. With the selection of 4 styles – White, Rose, Red and White Reserva, we are happy to offer you set or by glass tastings to experience these volcanic wines.

Rose – White

Rose – White – Red

Rose – White – White Reserva

Tutored Tasting

Tutored tasting is a special wine tasting experience, accompanied by our brand ambassadors and set in a private atmosphere of the Vintage room. In the course of these tastings, the brand ambassador will guide you through the topic of Madeira wine, explain its styles and ageing process and introduce each tasted sample of the selection. The wine selection is served together with a food pairing plate (snacks or cheese).

Only upon prior booking

10-YEAR-OLD MADEIRA

Tutored tasting | Only upon prior booking

This tasting experience includes 4 samples of 10-Year-old Madeira, one of each style – Dry, Medium Dry, Medium Sweet and Sweet.

The guide will explain how different styles are elaborated, what role grape varieties play in the winemaking process, and best food pairing combinations.

 

Sercial 10 years • Verdelho 10 years • Bual 10 years • Malmsey 10 years

 

Paired with

– Selection of cheese  —  34.85€

or

– Selection of gourmet chocolate  —  24.85€

or

– Selection of dried fruits, chocolate, cheese and Madeira cake  —  30.35€

BUAL EVOLUTION

Tutored tasting | Only upon prior booking

This tasting experience includes 4 samples of Madeira wine of different age, each representing Bual grape variety (Medium Sweet style).

The guide will introduce Bual grape variety and explain the characteristics that ageing, heat exposure and wood contact give to Madeira wine.

 

Bual 5 years • Bual 10 Years • Bual 15 years • Bual 2008

 

Paired with

– Selection of cheese  —  39.70€

or

– Dried fruits, chocolate, cheese and Madeira cake  —  35.20€