White - Fortified

1912 D'Oliveiras Madeira Verdelho Reserva

Verdelho

  • Portugal
  • > Madeira
Drink between 2001 - 2032
CT93.8 20 reviews
Borrowed from 1966
1966
Borrowed from 1966
1966
Borrowed from 1973
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Borrowed from 1973
1973
Borrowed from 1850
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Borrowed from 1850
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Community Tasting Notes 19

  • Humpymac wrote:

    September 27, 2013 - Was not what I expected. Was a very green, young feeling wine. Did not taste old nor smooth. Even considered the possibility of counterfeit. I concluded that this is the way it was supposed to taste and simply not my style. In the past, a 100 yr old wine was rich smooth and powerful, likely a different style.

  • w9oh wrote: (94 points)

    July 5, 2013 - This wine was cooked and oxidized!

    Par for the course - about what i expected. There's an exotic edge here and it's really fresh, not as cloying as Bual or Malmsey. Got better after an hour, can't wait a month or two to see where it's at.

  • sqn702 wrote: (97 points)

    November 17, 2012 - What better way to end an evening that with a 100-yr old wine. Popped & poured. Cola color with an incredible nose. Nuts, oak and carmel with a medium-sweetness that seems to last forever.

  • lightning wrote: (98 points)

    April 13, 2012 - At D'Oliveira's. No formal notes taken, however the wonderful bouquet of this stood out from the 1927 Bastardo and the 1988 Terrantez...like a Michelangelo painting, layered and magnificent, and likewise in the palate, length, layers and complexity to burn. The most memorable madeira of my trip to Madeira.

  • bpj87 wrote: (93 points)

    January 29, 2012 - 100 years old! Complex. Bright. Off-dry with high toned acidity keeping everything in balance. Caramel and minerals with a hint of varnish (in a good way). Delineated and defined. Weightless, elegant power--tension and lift.

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For The Love of Port

  • By Roy Hersh
    Issue #73, 11/17/2012

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    Issue #66, 12/31/2011

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

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  • By Roy Hersh
    May 2009, Issue #42

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    November 2007, Issue #27 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    6/12/2012 (link) 95 points

    (D'Oliveiras Madeira Verdelho Reserva) Medium dark brown color with yellow meniscus; roasted nuts, walnut, sweet roast coffee nose; tasty, vaguely salty, tart lemon, very tart orange palate with high acidity; very long finish 95+ points

  • By Richard Jennings
    10/11/2011 (link) 94 points

    (D'Oliveiras Madeira Verdelho Reserva) Dark brown color with yellow meniscus; unusual, deep, salty, fresh baked pretzel, dried kelp, light iodine, Brazil nut, curry powder nose; tasty, deep, intense, complex, powerful salty, iodine, dried kelp, tart baked orange palate, reminiscent of an aged Marco De Bartoli Marsala; very long finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    1/7/2007 (link) 94 points

    (D'Oliveiras Madeira Verdelho Reserva) Dark brown color with a little cloudiness; soft, light caramel, tea and mushroom nose with a little acetone; gorgeous, charming sweet tea and lemony acid palate with a root beer or horehound candy note; long warming finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1912
  • Type White - Fortified
  • Producer D'Oliveiras
  • Varietal Verdelho
  • Designation Reserva
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Portugal
  • Region Madeira
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Madeira

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 1 (1%)
  • In Cellars 100 (80%)
  • Consumed 24 (19%)

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