White - Fortified

1988 D'Oliveiras Madeira Terrantez Reserva


  • Portugal
  • Madeira
Drink between 2018 - 2030 (Edit)
CT92.1 14 reviews
Label borrowed from 1977
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Community Tasting Notes 14

  • Anonymous wrote: (93 points)

    November 19, 2017 - Bottled in 2013. Perhaps the best bottle of this I've had. No VA, not too austere... just a lovely, balanced, intensely nougaty wine with a beam of citrus acidity. Lengthy, pure and deep. With some air, this also picks up some floral notes... more like dry, pressed flowers. A bit rounder and richer than previous bottles (probably due to longer cask aging), but this was still quite bright and focused,

  • Burgundy Al wrote: (92 points)

    April 27, 2017 - Madeira Seminar and Guided Tasting (Cream Wine Company - Chicago IL): Tasting, brief note. Lots of fig and candied citrus peel. Medium sweet start, drier finish. Very elegant, very well textured. Robust. VG overall.

  • cos65 Likes this wine:

    January 11, 2017 - Deep Amber
    Sweet hazelnut nose
    Rich caramel, just mildly tart, really quite lovely and absolutely worth a visit

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  • acyso wrote: (93 points)

    December 13, 2015 - Madeira and Champagne (Chicago, IL): Bottled 2014. Initial impression: there's a profound honeyed aspect to the nose on this wine -- I get a lot of sweet florals. The palate is quite spicy, and showing tart oranges, caramel, and a bit of Christmas spice. The acidity here is very powerful, and it feels almost as if this is a smidgen too dry. But then you realize that there's all this complex material, and everything's good again.

  • 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.

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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 55 (79%)
  • Consumed 15 (21%)

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