White - Fortified

1937 D'Oliveiras Madeira Sercial Reserva


  • Portugal
  • Madeira
Drink between 2004 - 2031 (Edit)
CT93.6 31 reviews
Label borrowed from 1969
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Community Tasting Notes 30

  • tinybubbles Likes this wine: (93 points)

    October 1, 2017 - Consumed over three weeks. A blunter and lower acid bottle versus almost all prior, not sure why. Great depth and breadth of flavor, but without the same cut.

  • tinybubbles Likes this wine: (94 points)

    February 18, 2017 - Consistent with prior notes. Although this bottle (consumed over three days) showed darker and with less acid than priors. 94+

  • tinybubbles Likes this wine: (95 points)

    December 29, 2016 - Beautiful acidity with bitter orange and pecan tones with dry soil underneath. High acid and dry but still young enough to have the balancing sweetness required for sercial.

  • tinybubbles Likes this wine: (94 points)

    December 13, 2016 - Intense bitter orange, pointed acid and flan notes. Great pecan and nutskin finish with dried orange rind. Hints of both cinnamon and nutmeg. A lot of life left in this wine. 94+

  • tinybubbles Likes this wine: (95 points)

    July 22, 2016 - Bracing and bitter, yet smooth and elegant. Bitter orange, dried orange rind, salted dark caramel, with pecan skin on the finish. Bottle consumed over two weeks.

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  • By John Gilman
    Jan/Feb 2014, Issue #49, Madeira- Timeless Island Wines From Just This Side of Paradise

    (Pereira d’Oliveira Sercial Reserva) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Roy Hersh
    Issue #57, 5/21/2010

    (D’Oliveiras Sercial Vintage Madeira) Subscribe to see review text.


  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    4/27/2010 (link)

    (D'Oliveiras Sercial Madeira White) Subscribe to see review text.


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

    (D'Oliveiras Madeira Sercial Reserva) Medium dark orange amber color with clear meniscus; VA, roasted walnut, smoky, nut butter, butter nose; robust, smoky, tart, almost bitter, roast coffee, lemon, luscious very tart apricot, tart orange palate with medium-plus acidity; very long finish 93+ pts. (15-20 years from being ready)

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1937
  • 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 81 (66%)
  • Consumed 41 (34%)

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