White - Fortified

1968 D'Oliveiras Madeira Boal Reserva

Boal

  • Portugal
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Community Tasting Notes 44

  • HonorAmerica Likes this wine: (92 points)

    July 18, 2014 - By the glass at Pizzeria Mozza, Newport Beach. Delicious with the fresh peaches and gelato pie. Wonderful nose, very bright flavor, somewhat acidic and tangy citrus.

  • Xavier Auerbach wrote: (94 points)

    April 19, 2014 - Bottled 2011. Very intense and concentrated, candied fruit and oak, great Bual typicity, Christmas pudding and vanilla, tangy acidity, peach, caramel, great length. At the Oxford & Cambridge Club, Pall Mall, London, UK.

  • jshufelt wrote: (92 points)

    April 13, 2014 - A visit to Per Se (Per Se, NYC): By the glass. In color, clear rust-brown shading to deep orange. On the nose, orange peel, burnt sugar, and allspice. On the palate, marmalade, toffee, and sherry, with savory and sweet flavors competing for attention. Somewhat dry texturally, with significant acidity on the finish. Very complex and interesting, probably best by itself, rather than with dessert.

  • Papies wrote: (91 points)

    April 12, 2014 - Napa Valley Tour; 4/11/2014-4/15/2014 (French Laundry,Meadowood,Colgin,Araujo,Harlan....): Tasted single blind as part of a challenge/game with the sommelier at the FL.
    Very distinctive although the big muscular, sharp profile of it let us to believe this was much younger wine and definitely not a Boal. Needs a lot of decanting as here even after been open for a week it did not make a dent to the sharp character of it. Pretty solid Madeira with looots of life ahead.91 now but full of potential for higher scores.

  • rsbeck wrote: (94 points)

    April 2, 2014 - Popped well in advance of the tasting in Sunnyvale with Eric Ifune, who generously donated this bottle. Ok, whereas I felt the 1914 Barbeito Madeira Quinta da Piedade "Malvasia" Jardim do Mar suffered from being compared to the otherwordly 1890 D'Oliveiras Madeira Verdelho Reserva, I thought this bottle benefitted from being compared to both of the other two. Although certainly a notch down, the fact that it could even hang in the neighborhood given that it is at least a third of the price of the other two, was to its credit. This gives you a lot of what the other two do. This is lovely and delicious and deserves its own spotlight. Fabulous. 94+

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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

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  • In Cellars 221 (73%)
  • Consumed 83 (27%)

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