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UK DOMESTIC DELIVERY:

FINE+RARE offers UK home delivery through our logistics partner London City Bond, with next day deliveries available for Central London addresses.
We deliver Monday to Friday; charges are £ 16 + VAT for up to 10 cases (12x75cl or equivalent) for most UK postcodes.
For delivery charges to Highlands, Islands and outlying areas, please contact our Customer Service Team.

INTERNATIONAL DELIVERY:

For deliveries into Hong Kong and Singapore, we offer a dedicated air and sea service.
For more details regarding delivery to Hong Kong, Singapore and all other destinations, please view our International Delivery information page.
Spirits cannot travel on our services to Hong Kong, Singapore or Macau and require separate shipments. Please contact our Customer Service Team for further information.

F+R STORAGE:

Our storage costs are highly competitive. We will happily accept cases or single bottles, charging pro-rata based on the number of bottles and length of storage period.
Unlike many other wine companies, our service includes storage of duty paid wines as well as in bond from any reputable source, not just those bought through FINE+RARE.
Please visit our F+R Storage information page for more details.

IN BOND AND DUTY PAID DELIVERY TO STORAGE ACCOUNTS:

FINE+RARE can arrange delivery of your wines to your personal fine wine storage account:
Deliveries within London City Bond or to a Vinotheque storage account are charged at £ 8 + VAT for up to 10 cases (12x75cl or equivalent).
Deliveries to all other storage providers are charged at £ 16 + VAT for up to 10 cases (12x75cl or equivalent).

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Average Score 91.0

The 1968 Bual has a light wet tobacco, dried honey and chlorophyll scented bouquet that would benefit from a little more delineation. The palate is precise on the entry with fine tannins and there is a keen thread of orange peel and bitter lemon that defines the focused, precise, youthful finish. It is very fine, but this is one Madeira that needs a little more bottle age.||My “road to Damascus” was a Bual 1920 tasted in the Old Blandy Wine Lodge in Funchal. Up until then, I had assumed I would dislike Madeira. How wrong I was! So I will always have a great deal of time for this major house, which supplies around one-third of all Madeira sold and celebrated their bicentennial last year. I have detailed the history of Blandy’s on several occasions and so I advise readers to seek out my article “The Atlantic Jewel” (http://www.erobertparker.com/members/nmartin/nm1382.asp) on Wine-Journal for further information. Basically, Blandy’s is a brand under the Madeira Wine Company, who also stencil the bottles under Leacock, Cossart Gordon and very occasionally, Miles. There are subtle differences between them in terms of style, Blandy’s undergoing shorter fermentation and sweeter, perhaps more commercial. Cossart can be light and drier; Leacock’s richer. In this report, I thought it would be clearer to list the producer as the brand rather than the company. They have a talented winemaker in the form of Francisco Albuquerque, and in Chris Blandy, they have new blood coming on-line, a mature head on young shoulders, someone with ideas to usher both Blandy’s and Madeira itself into the 21st century. An example is the unusually modern packaging for their Alvada, which is specifically aimed to appeal to members of the human race without white hair and several grandchildren. Most of the following Reserva wines would have been bottled in 2011. Importer: Premium Port Wines Inc., San Francisco, CA; Tel: (415) 554-9920; Fax: (415) 554-0380 eRobertParker.com.August, 2012

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