White - Fortified

1937 D'Oliveiras Madeira Sercial Reserva


  • Portugal
  • Madeira
Drink between 2004 - 2031 (Edit)
CT93.5 26 reviews
Borrowed from 1969
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Community Tasting Notes 25

  • tinybubbles Likes this wine: (94 points)

    May 26, 2016 - Bitter orange, guava, caramel on the nose. Salted caramel, other saline notes, bitter orange, bitters, brown butter on the palate. Smooth, complex and with a very long finish. This set of experiences with this wine particularly notable for the saline characteristics on the palate. 94-95

  • tinybubbles Likes this wine: (94 points)

    March 13, 2016 - An excellent madeira that does not fully show its age. Dried orange peel, cinnamon, fresh leather, nutmeg, molasses, green tobacco leaves, and brown butter on the nose. Strong bitter orange on the front palate with a pecan, orange peel and silky acid finish. Consumed with almond flour, flax and orange cake. 94+

  • Sevencircles Likes this wine: (93 points)

    September 20, 2015 - Excellent in every way, would have rated it higher if I was a Madeirafan

  • bikerkayaker wrote: (97 points)

    September 19, 2015 - Just WOW! Memorable! 97-98p

  • xScottx wrote:

    April 18, 2015 - Wine bottled 2014.
    Very pronounced nose, brown sugar, spice box, fig, tobacco, prune, date. Really an incredible nose, of such power and concentration words do not do justice.
    Palate of burnt brown sugar, spice, molasses, varnish, fig, prune, date, orange peel, dried apricot, grapefruit.
    Absurd concentration, raging acidity.
    Really a superb wine.

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View From the Cellar

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

    (Pereira d’Oliveira Sercial Reserva) Subscribe to see review text.

For The Love of Port

  • By Roy Hersh
    Issue #57, 5/21/2010

    (D’Oliveiras Sercial Vintage Madeira) Subscribe to see review text.


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

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


  • By Richard Jennings
    5/21/2010 (link) 93 points

    (D'Oliveiras Madeira Sercial Reserva) Medium dark orange amber color with clear meniscus; VA, roasted walnut, smoky, nut butter, butter nose; robust, smoky, tart, almost bitter, roast coffee, lemon, luscious very tart apricot, tart orange palate with medium-plus acidity; very long finish 93+ pts. (15-20 years from being ready)

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1937
  • Type White - Fortified
  • Producer D'Oliveiras
  • Varietal Sercial
  • Designation Reserva
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Portugal
  • Region Madeira
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Madeira

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 2 (2%)
  • In Cellars 65 (64%)
  • Consumed 35 (34%)

Food Pairing

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