White - Fortified

1989 D'Oliveiras Madeira Malvazia Reserva

Malvazia

  • Portugal
  • Madeira
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Community Tasting Notes 16

  • Ebrim Likes this wine: (93 points)

    October 6, 2015 - clean and clear with deep amber core with a green hue, developed.

    onthe nose it is high intense with aromas of; dried figs, caramell, toffee, nutts, burned almonds, coffee, developed.

    on the palate it is high acidity, high %, body and flavour intensity with aromas of; coffee, toffee, dried figs and pruns, salty minerals, nougat. long aftertaste

    This a very well balanced composition, intens and solid concentration. Complex aromas with alot of coffee and chocolate like aromas, i expected more dried fruit. Long and delicious lenght of creamy coffe/capuccino like aroma. outstanding quality madeira, 92-93p

  • jibby Likes this wine: (94 points)

    January 31, 2014 - Strong fig, wood. Sweet and sour flavor. Finishes off-dry. Complex and drinkable.

  • msimoes Likes this wine: (93 points)

    November 13, 2013 - Just popped, first glass left out for about 45 mins.
    Really enjoyed it. Strong tropical aromas, passion-fruit?
    Not overly acidic, great balance. Full in the mouth. Burnt caramel, delicious.
    Finish not particularly long or complex but still enjoyable.

  • SAND Likes this wine:

    August 20, 2013 - Besøk hos Pereira d'Oliveira (Funchal, Madeira): Duft: Litt "enklere" frukt og nese enn de forrige, men fin frukt. Fruktkake, sultana rosiner.
    Smak: Søtlig, behagelig, rund, flott balanse. En flott, "ung" madeira!

  • acyso wrote: (90 points)

    April 29, 2013 - Freshly baked fruitcake on the nose. On the palate, quite sweet with notes of fruit peel, brandied Christmas cake, and brown spice. Not immensely long nor concentrated, but much lighter in body. Quite balanced.

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  • By Roy Hersh
    Issue #61, 5/9/2011

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  • By Richard Jennings
    6/12/2012 (link) 93 points

    (D'Oliveiras Madeira Malvazia Reserva) Dark orange color with ruby lights and pale yellow meniscus; focused, roasted coffee, nutmeats, toasted almond, light walnut nose; tasty, rich, roasted walnut, roasted coffee, tart dates palate; very long finish (a remarkably complete, complex and delicious vintage Madeira at this relatively youthful stage)

  • By Richard Jennings
    10/11/2011 (link) 93 points

    (D'Oliveiras Madeira Malvazia Reserva) Medium red orange color with ruby lights and 1 millimeter clear meniscus; tart date, date cake, roasted coffee, almond, light caramel, salt nose; rich, glorious, soaring, tart date, light coffee, lemon, honeyed, dried apricot palate with wonderful acidity; long finish (a remarkably complete, complex and delicious vintage Madeira at this relatively youthful stage)

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1989
  • Type White - Fortified
  • Producer D'Oliveiras
  • Varietal Malvazia
  • Designation Reserva
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Portugal
  • Region Madeira
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Madeira

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 4 (4%)
  • In Cellars 66 (69%)
  • Consumed 25 (26%)

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