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1989 D'Oliveiras Madeira Malvazia Reserva
Community Tasting Notes 17
Biggsy wrote: (95 points)
October 11, 2016 - Intense, powerful aromas with toffee and golden syrup cake. Really rich and vibrant, full of raisins and caramel with a little candied fruit character underneath the rancio character. Great acidity makes it feel fresh despite the richness. Very, very long and intense through the palate, develops a dark chocolate and molasses note with time in the glass. A dense long finish with a little zesty orange peel lingering at the back of the palate. Superb.
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!
Pro Reviews 3
For The Love of Port
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)
- Vintage 1989
- Type White - Fortified
- Producer D'Oliveiras
- Varietal Malvazia
- Designation Reserva
- Vineyard n/a
- Country Portugal
- Region Madeira
- SubRegion n/a
- Appellation Madeira
- Pending Delivery 4 (4%)
- In Cellars 65 (67%)
- Consumed 28 (29%)
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