White - Fortified

1957 D'Oliveiras Madeira Old Wine Reserva

White Blend

  • Portugal
  • > Madeira
Drink between 2000 - 2057
CT93.3 6 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 6

  • Anonymous wrote: (94 points)

    April 18, 2014 - Molasses, tar, and seawater nose. Potent, high-pitched palate. Limey with great acidity. Sweat. Nice.

  • drwine2001 wrote:

    April 4, 2012 - Deep tawny/brown. Wow, penetrating high tones that smell like a distillate and bore their way right into the primordial parts of the brain. This may be the highest acid beverage I've ever put into my mouth, but there is so much more going on aside from the acidity-citrus rind, cherries, green herbs, even cocoa. That said, the acidity neutralizes much of the sweetness. Medium to light weight, no alcoholic heat. At 55 years of age, I think the only problem with this is that it is 50 years too young; it needs a few more decades to smoothen out and fully integrate. Incredible stuff.

  • jgo wrote: (95 points)

    September 23, 2011 - Stunning bottle. Tastes like a very distinguished old Malvasia; like a Christmas pudding from a merry holiday feast. Piercingly pure aromas, silken texture, fairly high viscosity. Really a lovely wine.

  • Anonymous wrote:

    May 28, 2011 - Designated 'Meio Seco.' Caramel with good pitch, but a slightly dirty undercurrent. Robust, medium sweet palate. Sappy and long. Enjoyable.

  • humagne wrote: (90 points)

    February 5, 2011 - Some off notes when bottle was opened, disappearing after 24 hrs. Straightforward nose of caramel, toffee, nuts, not very complex. Powerful palate with strong acidity, balancing well the sweetness. Medium length.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1957
  • Type White - Fortified
  • Producer D'Oliveiras
  • Varietal White Blend
  • Designation Old Wine Reserva
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Portugal
  • Region Madeira
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Madeira

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 47 (73%)
  • Consumed 17 (27%)

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