White - Fortified

1969 D'Oliveiras Madeira Sercial Reserva


  • Portugal
  • > Madeira
Drink between 2010 - 2039
CT92 11 reviews
Borrowed from 1937
Borrowed from 1937
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Community Tasting Notes 10

  • SteveG wrote: (93 points)

    December 14, 2014 - Dark tawny gold. Deep and slightly volatile nose of candied stone fruit. The palate is a little saline, molasses, roasted nuts, burnt sugar, and overripe peaches. The finish is very long and a bit warming. Overall really intense dessert flavors totally lightened by huge but palatable acidity .

  • aagrawal wrote: (94 points)

    March 22, 2014 - Madeira with Eric Ifune (Sunnyvale, CA): Fresh, lively nose with slight nuttiness, great freshness, almost like great sherry; full bodied, dry, incredible complexity, cigar, caramel, constantly evolving flavor, great fresh acidity throughout; long finish. The palate is really where this wine just explodes. 94

  • LightFoot Likes this wine: (92 points)

    December 23, 2013 - I love this wine but at the risk of offending the sherry gods not sure it is any better than the case of amontillado from Alvear I bought about 10 years ago.

  • SAND Likes this wine:

    August 20, 2013 - Besøk hos Pereira d'Oliveira (Funchal, Madeira): Duft: Kraftig nese.
    Smak: Fantastisk munnfølelse, frukt og syre, laang ettersmak og en fantastisk syre.

  • Biskuit wrote: (93 points)

    September 22, 2012 - Love love love this, could just take in the aroma for hours. Almonds and orange, wonderful acidity, so mouth watering.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    6/12/2012 (link) 91 points

    (D'Oliveiras Madeira Sercial Reserva) Light medium orange color with golden lights; saffron honey, roasted almond nose; light roasted almond, saffron, tart honey palate; long finish 91+ points

  • By Richard Jennings
    10/11/2011 (link) 91 points

    (D'Oliveiras Madeira Sercial Reserva) Medium orange red color with 1 millimeter clear meniscus; baked lemon, lemon tajine, tart orange nose; tasty, poised, tart baked lemon, lemon tajine, light brine palate with medium-plus acidity; very long finish 91+ points

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1969
  • Type White - Fortified
  • Producer D'Oliveiras
  • Varietal Sercial
  • Designation Reserva
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Portugal
  • Region Madeira
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Madeira

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 53 (70%)
  • Consumed 23 (30%)

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