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1989 D'Oliveiras Madeira Malvazia Reserva
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Burgundy Al wrote: (92 points)
April 27, 2017 - Madeira Seminar and Guided Tasting (Cream Wine Company - Chicago IL): Tasting, brief note. Sweet apricot, honeycomb. Opulent start, slightly leaner ending with clean and long finish. Very balanced and enjoyable already now.
honest bob wrote: (91 points)
March 20, 2017 - Madeira in Madeira; 3/15/2017-3/20/2017: Tasted at D'Oliveiras, Funchal. Bottled in 2017. Strong dark caramel scent with a powerful acidic (almost vinegar-like) edge. Big fat, pure, monolithic Malvazia, cradle-robbed from the barrel at the tender age of 28. Later bottlings will surely offer more complexity. 90-91P
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.
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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)
- 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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