White - Fortified

1988 D'Oliveiras Madeira Terrantez Colheita


  • Portugal
  • Madeira
Drink between 2012 - 2050 (Edit)
CT91.6 12 reviews
Label borrowed from 1971
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Community Tasting Notes 11

  • Xavier Auerbach wrote: (93 points)

    January 28, 2017 - Bottled 2004. The stencilling on the bottle says "Harvest", but I will record it here (Colheita means harvest anyway). Rich and burnished amber tawny, buttercup yellow rim; deep and rich but dry nose, toasted nuts and coffee, vanilla, orange peel; the palate is really powerful and impressive, medium dry, with intense and complex flavours, rapier-like acidity and that typical Terrantez austerity, hint of caramel; complete finish, excellent length. A powerhouse after only 16 years on oak; I shudder to think what will this be like after (say) 40 years in barrel. But maybe it will only gain in complexity and definition?

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  • tinybubbles Likes this wine: (91 points)

    October 15, 2015 - Dried bitter orange peel, caramelized sweet potato skins, old leather, salted caramel, and dusty soil tones. Fresh acid on the finish. Will deepen with time but great now. 91+

  • Prof B wrote:

    September 6, 2014 - hazelnuts, toffee, vanilla (?), pretty similar to my previous note. really interesting wine.

  • Prof B wrote:

    May 13, 2014 - I opened this four nights ago, poured a small glass, and replaced the cork. The bottle has been at room temperature since then. When first opened, this tasted like liquid creme brulee. Today, the individual components are starting to show themselves. Hazelnuts, toffee, raisins are all evident in this essentially dry wine with serious acidity. I'm really enjoying this, and looking forward to its continued evolution.

  • grafstrb wrote:

    May 6, 2012 - -- tasted a single glass non-blind from a bottle that was opened approx. 2 months ago --

    NOSE: expressive; fruitcake; hint of varnish; tawny.

    BODY: medium to medium-full bodied.

    TASTE: dry and tawny; toasted pecans and walnuts; golden raisins; incredible acidity; finish is intense, and of great length; still very nice, and consistent with previous notes from this bottle.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    5/21/2010 (link) 93 points

    (D'Oliveiras Madeira Terrantez Colheita) Light medium orange amber color with yellow to clear meniscus and light orange lights; nice, nut oil, melted butter, lightly floral, toasted almond, rich toffee nose; tasty, youthful but poised and complex, toasty, almond, rich lemon, tart orange palate with depth; long finish 93+ pts. (excellent value)

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1988
  • Type White - Fortified
  • Producer D'Oliveiras
  • Varietal Terrantez
  • Designation Colheita
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Portugal
  • Region Madeira
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Madeira

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 58 (84%)
  • Consumed 11 (16%)

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