White - Fortified

1983 D'Oliveiras Madeira Boal

Boal

  • Portugal
  • Madeira
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Community Tasting Notes 5

  • Prof B wrote: (93 points)

    June 9, 2016 - A visit from Chris with David and Brian in attendance. (My house): This was decanted for seven hours prior to dinner and was only just opening up when served. I should have decanted it a day prior. A wonderfully complex nose of almonds, figs, and caramel. On the palate it was more of the same, yet I felt there was more hidden in this wine that further air will bring forth. I'm glad to have some of this remaining for further investigation.

  • RajivAyyangar wrote: (92 points)

    February 16, 2016 - Coravin Marathon with Tim, Ben, Michael (Wingtip): Nutty, oxidative. Delightful and complex nose.
    In the mouth, super nutty - unsalted roasted almonds, strong and persistent acid (high TA?).
    Complex mid-palate flavors of fruitcake, roasted almond, and dried orange peel.

    Moderately sweet- 50-60g/L?
    Based on the oxidation, sweetness, and strong acid I'm guessing Madeira - Verdelho or Boal.

    This is actually:
    1983 d'Oliveiras Boal

    From driest to sweetest:
    sercial - verdelho - boal - malmsey

  • Wigbert wrote: (90 points)

    January 3, 2015 - From memory, not a note. Enjoyable, but a bit simple compared to other vintages from the same producer.

  • Anonymous Likes this wine: (87 points)

    December 10, 2014 - Similar to my last bottle. Pleasant nutty and caramel notes, but a bit subdued, lacking the depth and power this producer normally delivers.

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  • Anonymous wrote: (87 points)

    December 1, 2014 - I must say, this was a bit disappointing. Still a nice Madeira, but the power, length and breadth I would expect was not there. A bit of VA distracted. This was a pop and pour, so perhaps it will improve. UPDATE: On day 2, this remained pretty much the same.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1983
  • Type White - Fortified
  • Producer D'Oliveiras
  • Varietal Boal
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Portugal
  • Region Madeira
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Madeira

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 15 (75%)
  • Consumed 5 (25%)

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