White - Fortified

1988 D'Oliveiras Madeira Terrantez Colheita


  • Portugal
  • Madeira
Drink between 2012 - 2050 (Edit)
CT92 14 reviews
Label borrowed from 1971
Label borrowed from 1969
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Community Tasting Notes 13

  • honest bob wrote: (93 points)

    March 20, 2017 - Madeira in Madeira; 3/15/2017-3/20/2017: Retasted at D'Oliveiras in Funchal. 2015 bottling. Identical impression to 15.02.2017. 93-94P

  • honest bob wrote: (94 points)

    March 15, 2017 - Madeira in Madeira; 3/15/2017-3/20/2017: Tasted at D'Oliveiras, Funchal. Bottled 2015 (the 2016 bottling was also being sold, but was not open to taste). Intense toffee/caramel scent, hints of roasting coffee and creme brulée, utterly pure, no hint of mould or cellar funk. Slender, very acidic entry; the warm, resonant mid-palate comes at you in waves, again a hint of light-roast, acidic coffee. Very long, vibrant finish. Exceptionally fine. 94P

  • 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.

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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

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  • In Cellars 60 (83%)
  • Consumed 12 (17%)

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