White - Fortified

1937 D'Oliveiras Madeira Sercial Reserva


  • Portugal
  • Madeira
Drink between 2004 - 2031 (Edit)
CT93.7 32 reviews
Label borrowed from 1969
Label borrowed from 1875
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Community Tasting Notes 31

  • jonanator wrote: 95 points

    May 22, 2018 - Incredible wine. The nose is incredibly complex and alluring. On the palate, this stuns you with its youth. Light on its feet and full of acid to balance the robustness of this old wine. Truly something very, very special.

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  • 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+

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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 88 (60%)
  • Consumed 58 (40%)

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