White - Fortified

1988 D'Oliveiras Madeira Terrantez Reserva


  • Portugal
  • > Madeira
Drink between 2015 - 2030
CT91.1 11 reviews
Borrowed from 1977
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Community Tasting Notes 11

  • igaf wrote:

    January 10, 2014 - Quick taste. Smoked, restrained, medium dry, fresh. Coffee, just a touch of spice, then citrus. Not too complex, but not bad at all.

  • SAND Likes this wine:

    August 20, 2013 - Besøk hos Pereira d'Oliveira (Funchal, Madeira): Duft: Sitrus, appelsinskall, tørket frukt.
    Smak: Wow! For en munnfølelse! Fyller hver en krok. Syrlighet og frukt, laaang ettersmak med et syrlig og bittert bitt mot slutten av smakskurven. Nydelig! Balansert! Og krevende, he, he…

  • Anonymous wrote: (91 points)

    January 3, 2013 - Nougat, praline, citrus zest and nuts. Dry and racey on the palate, cutting through anything in its path. A bit of VA which is a bit on the high side but not enough to overly detract. Still a delicious and contemplative wine.

  • Anonymous wrote: (90 points)

    December 15, 2012 - An elegant, delicate Madeira; not your typical D'Oliveira powerhouse. Bitter nutskin and a LOT of VA this time around... more than I remember from my last bottle.

  • dzop wrote: (85 points)

    May 14, 2012 - BTG at Esca. I wanted to love this, but the acidity was overwhelming. I have a hunch this needs many more years in cask to civilize it. My first terrantez, and this is just as described, deeply rich yet savagely acidic. But this particular bottling isn't much fun. Non-oenophiles in the group (who have some experience with oxidative wines) found this undrinkable.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    6/12/2012 (link) 92 points

    (D'Oliveiras Madeira Terrantez Reserva) Medium dark brown color with pale yellow meniscus; deep, walnut, roast coffee, sauteed porcini mushroom, umami nose; tasty, dark, rich walnut, roast coffee, vaguely savory palate; long finish 92+ points

  • By Richard Jennings
    10/11/2011 (link) 92 points

    (D'Oliveiras Madeira Terrantez Reserva) Medium red orange color with ruby lights and 1 millimeter clear meniscus; appealing, light praline, light baked lemon nose; tasty, powerful but poised, tart praline, tart baked lemon, iodine palate; long finish 92+ points

Wine Definition

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

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 43 (78%)
  • Consumed 12 (22%)

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