White - Fortified

1968 D'Oliveiras Madeira Boal Reserva

Boal

  • Portugal
  • Madeira
Drink between 2001 - 2052 (Edit)
CT91.9 56 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 53

  • Torchy wrote: (85 points)

    October 15, 2016 - Uncle Fine Wine Club Fall BYO; 10/14/2016-10/15/2016 (Tord House): Prunes and alcohol. Too much acid.

  • CMN wrote: (93 points)

    September 23, 2016 - Sweet nose of brown sugar. Flavors of liquid brown sugar, with hints of caramel almond and orange. There's plenty of acid to balance out the sweetness and the finish is long. My first ever Madeira...count me as a fan.

    From a bottle that had been Coravinned.

  • SWHighlander Likes this wine: (95 points)

    July 30, 2016 - Had a glass at Vesta restaurant in Denver. Tawny in color, with flavor notes to match. Moderately sweet, but has moderate briny-ness that balances it, so the effect is mildly sweet. Incredibly complex and incredibly long finish. I liken it to a Manzanilla sherry that has been aged like a tawny port. Beautiful wine.

    Tasted this alongside D'Oliveiras Malvazia Colheita 1989, but the '68 Boal was a lot more complex and just a better wine.

  • BradE wrote:

    July 13, 2016 - Drank half last summer, and found this in the cellar tonight with the cork in it and half full. Gorgeous, and the year did it justice. A very nice Boal.

  • rwpalmer wrote: (92 points)

    May 9, 2016 - More forceful and impressive than an earlier bottle of this I tasted. Different bottling?

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  • By John Gilman
    Jan/Feb 2014, Issue #49, Madeira- Timeless Island Wines From Just This Side of Paradise

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  • By Roy Hersh
    Issue #77, 11/12/2013

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    Issue #64, 11/27/2011

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    Issue #57, 5/21/2010

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    4/27/2010 (link)

    (D'Oliveiras Boal Madeira White) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Roy Hersh
    Issue #49, 1/28/2010

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    Issue #48, 1/20/2010

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    May 2009, Issue #42

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    May 2009, Issue #42

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    In Appreciation of Madeira (Oct 2008) (link)

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  • By Roy Hersh
    May 2009, Issue #42

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    December 2007, Issue #28 (link)

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    November 2007, Issue #27 (link)

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

    (D'Oliveiras Madeira Boal Reserva) Medium amber color with yellow meniscus; appealing, vaguely savory, braised pork, nutty, tart lemon nose; tasty, tart lemon, coriander, very tart orange, walnut palate; long finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    10/11/2011 (link) 92 points

    (D'Oliveiras Madeira Boal Reserva) Medium dark red orange color with ruby lights and pale yellow meniscus; hazelnut, date cake, ginger cake nose; tasty, silky textured, rich, tart date cake, lemon coffee palate with near medium acidity; long finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    5/21/2010 (link) 94 points

    (D'Oliveiras Madeira Boal Reserva) Dark brown orange color with yellow meniscus and garnet lights; ginger cake, toasted almond, sweet butter, walnut oil nose; tasty, rich, deep, buttery textured, tart orange for days, nut oils, rich and gorgeous, will age beautifully; long finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1968
  • Type White - Fortified
  • Producer D'Oliveiras
  • Varietal Boal
  • Designation Reserva
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Portugal
  • Region Madeira
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Madeira

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 1 (0%)
  • In Cellars 239 (69%)
  • Consumed 107 (31%)

Food Pairing

almonds, pecans

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