White - Fortified

1932 D'Oliveiras Madeira Verdelho Reserva


  • Portugal
  • Madeira
Drink by 2018 (Edit)
CT88 2 reviews
Borrowed from 1966
Borrowed from 1966
Borrowed from 1966
Borrowed from 1973
Borrowed from 1973
Borrowed from 1973
Borrowed from 1850
Borrowed from 1850
Borrowed from 1850
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Community Tasting Notes 2

  • igaf wrote:

    January 10, 2014 - Quick taste. Quite fruity, complex nose with surprising notes of red berries and high VA. Super-concentrated, piercing acidity with caramel and moderate spice on the palate. Impressive. Powerful finish, very long, woody,fresh aftertaste, very complex.

  • Christer Byklum wrote: (88 points)

    January 15, 2012 - 1932 D'Oliveiras Verdelho

    1932 D'Oliveiras Verdelho;
    Deep amber, orange rim. A touch of VA obsures this one a bit, caramel, nuts and spices. Fresh acidity, quite rich, fuller body than some Verdelho's, long finish. 88

    Alex Lidell states in his Madeira book that: Verdelho in Madeira is different from Verdelho Branco or Gouveio, the variety of Verdelho found on the mainland Portugal, but is the same variety found on the Azores. Verdelho was the commonest variety until Phyloxera, at which time it was estimated to two- thirds of the island's vineyards, but now has the smallest production of the classical varieties (Bastardo, Terrantez and Moscatel is rarer by the way). It was not regarded as anything other than a good variety until early this century, when it was elevated to classical status.

    Verdelho now grows mainly on the north side of the island, where it is more suited to the harsher climatic conditions. Must has marked acidity, and normally a potential alcohol of 10-12% Verdelho is often reffered to as medium rich, and the driest after Sercial. One producer, Artur de Barros e Sousa normally make a drier Terrantez, but this grape is normally similar or slightly sweeter, at least on the palate, than Verdelho.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1932
  • Type White - Fortified
  • Producer D'Oliveiras
  • Varietal Verdelho
  • Designation Reserva
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Portugal
  • Region Madeira
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Madeira

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  • In Cellars 6 (100%)
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