White - Fortified

1990 D'Oliveiras Madeira Malvazia

Malvazia

  • Portugal
  • Madeira
Drink between 2017 - 2040 (Edit)
CT91.8 8 reviews
1990
Label borrowed from 1989
1989
Label borrowed from 1907
1907
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Community Tasting Notes 8

  • Anonymous wrote: (92 points)

    November 13, 2016 - Pop and pour, and it showed great. Moderate sweetness, excellent power, and fantastic acidity. The precision here is lovely, keeping the honey, fruitcake and caramel flavors in check. I expect this open bottle to get even better in the next couple of days. A very good value when purchased in Portugal for about $80.

  • Anonymous wrote: (92 points)

    August 13, 2016 - Still showing nicely. Moderately sweet, with tangy caramel, citrus, dates and fruitcake notes. Lengthy, clean, focused finish. So good for its relative youthful age.

  • Anonymous wrote: (92 points)

    July 11, 2016 - A relatively young Madeira, but this shows complexity and intensity beyond what its age would imply. Moderately sweet, with excellent, citric acidity. Less sweet than the 1989 version, or perhaps the elevated acids make it appear less sweet. Hope I can make this last several weeks, but it is so addicting.

  • aagrawal wrote: (92 points)

    July 4, 2016 - Independence Day BBQ (Tim and Elliott's Place, San Francisco): Gorgeous tawny colored; aromatic nose with nuttiness, caramel, slight minerality, smells dry; palate has moderate sweetness but high acidity to balance it out, overall very fresh, dates, molasses; long finish. Very nice for vintage malmsey Madeira. 91
    8/27/16: After having a few vintages of the Rare Wine Co bottlings (which are very good), coming to this vintage Madeira shows just how much better madeira can be. More aromatic with spice on the nose, and just incredible balance throughout the palate without too much sweetness and great fresh acidity throughout. Easily flows from one flavor to the other with a long finish. Very nice. 92

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  • tinybubbles wrote: (91 points)

    April 4, 2016 - Consistent with prior bottle although this often comes off as slightly too sweet for my palate, depending upon what food and drink it follows. See prior note

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1990
  • Type White - Fortified
  • Producer D'Oliveiras
  • Varietal Malvazia
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Portugal
  • Region Madeira
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Madeira

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 3 (4%)
  • In Cellars 63 (78%)
  • Consumed 15 (19%)

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