White - Fortified

1989 D'Oliveiras Madeira Malvazia Reserva

Malvazia

  • Portugal
  • > Madeira
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Community Tasting Notes 15

  • 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.

  • Anonymous wrote: (92 points)

    November 30, 2012 - I forget how good this is. A bit on the sweet side, but so wonderfully balanaced with focused, lip-pursing acidity. Caramel, toffee, coffee, bittersweet dark chocolate and citrus skin. Nice lingering finish. Great depth for such a relatively young Madeira.

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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 64 (70%)
  • Consumed 23 (25%)

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