White - Fortified

1850 D'Oliveiras Madeira Verdelho

Verdelho

  • Portugal
  • Madeira

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  • BordeauxBuff Likes this wine: 99 points

    March 1, 2017 - Tasted at the winery in downtown Funchal. The 1850 was the highlight of my tasting (tasted through 34 different wines from the estate).

    The 1850 Verdelho is an ethereal wine. At first sip, the wine was completely shut down (disappointed), but I had the pleasure of slowly sipping this golden brown elixir for over 2 hours. And it continued to "wow" me with every small sip that I took. This beauty kept on getting better and better in the glass. What a fascinating journey and exploration this was.

    The wine continued to evolve and show great secondary and tiertiary characteristics of fine, old, Verdelho; toffee, caramel, candied lemon, tobacco, marzipan.

    The finish of this wine lingered for minutes. Yes, you are drinking history. And it's absolutely worth it, if you can track down a bottle. I cannot wait to open up my bottles and home and will be sure to follow up with my notes back in the U.S.

    The best Madeira that I've ever had...its a tie with the 1839 Acciaioly Verdelho; the two greatest Madeira's I've ever tasted.

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