Red - Fortified

1927 D'Oliveiras Madeira Bastardo Reserva

Bastardo

  • Portugal
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Community Tasting Notes 13

  • DarinC Likes this wine: (94 points)

    September 11, 2014 - Drinking a glass of this years ago at Coi in San Francisco really got me intrigued with Madeira. The bottle I finished recently was very similar to that glass. It was consumed periodically over a year while being recorked and stored at 58F.

    As other tasters have noted, it has some similarities with a sercial-- the sweetness level and the acidity. There seemed to be more of a woody, earthy, exotic spice element than most sercials and verdelhos in memory, though the differences are subtle. Lots of maple toasted almonds. The cooked apricot and dried blood orange rind, along with the acidity provide some freshness. A lot of interest in this bottle, but it doesn't have that ethereal quality of the 1926 Barbeito verdelho I had earlier this year.

    Showed best after a few minutes in the glass to settle down. It was consumed intermittently over several months while being recorked and stored at 58F. It should easily age decades longer.

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  • igaf wrote:

    January 10, 2014 - Quick taste. Very deep and mellow nose with mild volatility. Super-rich, very well balanced, concentrated, fine acidity. Coffee, lemon. Very long. Very impressive!

  • dream Likes this wine: (95 points)

    December 27, 2012 - A stunning Madeira that is still young but shows wonderfully now with great richness and complexity.

  • dream wrote: (96 points)

    October 6, 2012 - A solid glass at the bar at Babbo, NYC. This is a robust, deeply concentrated Madeira with wonderful flavors of molasses, Indian spices, dried oak, varnish, caramel, etc. Thickly-textured with grippy acidity so its lush and structured at the same time. The complexity on the finish is mind-boggling. A great Madeira that should still improve. 96+

  • lightning wrote: (90 points)

    April 13, 2012 - At D'Oliveiras. Nose a bit foursquare for such an old wine, about as dry as an ancient verdelho, hints of caramel and toffee held together by wicked acidity. Good, but think it is lacking a little "je ne sais quoi". Probably wouldn't be as interesting if it wasn't such a rare grape.

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  • By Roy Hersh
    Issue #59, 1/22/2011

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

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    May 2009, Issue #42

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
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  • By Richard Jennings
    1/7/2007 (link) 92 points

    (D'Oliveiras Madeira Bastardo Reserva) Light tawny brown color; soft, intriguing maple syrup, pecan, vanilla extract, brown sugar and lemon tea nose; soft, plush texture but surprisingly tight and angular palate that lacks the complexity suggested by the nose, with tawny acid, a notion of balsamic vinegar and a sense of wood; medium-plus finish (Bastardo is a red grape)

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1927
  • Type Red - Fortified
  • Producer D'Oliveiras
  • Varietal Bastardo
  • Designation Reserva
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Portugal
  • Region Madeira
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Madeira

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 2 (3%)
  • In Cellars 47 (77%)
  • Consumed 12 (20%)

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