1977 D'Oliveira Terrantez Madeira

SKU #1093399 91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 Matured in wood for thirty years, the 1977 Terrantez was bottled in 2009. It has a lively bouquet that comes racing out of the blocks with dried honey, apricot, quince and marmalade aromas. The palate is very well-balanced with rapier-like acidity. It is harmonious and focused with resinous/oxidative elements neatly interwoven into the viscous, honeyed fruit, leaving the finish harmonious, long and satisfying.  (8/ 2012)

90 points Wine & Spirits

 No tasting note given.  (12/ 2001)

K&L Notes

Imported by Rare Wine Co: "D'Oliveira is one of the greatest of the classic Madeira shippers, and one of the few to survive from the pre-phylloxera era. Founded in 1820, and today housed in cellars that date from 1619, this small jewel of a company is still owned by the same family, its vineyard holdings built up over time through a series of marriages with other wine-producing families.But what is really extraordinary is that D'Oliveira has held on to many of its most famous vintages, creating a unique, and irreplaceable, stock of old wines. And remarkably they are all D'Oliveira wines, not purchased from other shippers or growers...There is a definite 'house style' to these wines. They have very powerful aromatics, great lushness and viscosity, incredible structure, and a tangy character that is essential to the finest wines of the 18th and 19th centuries. No wonder others in the Madeira trade consider these to be such supreme examples of classic Madeira...Terrantez came close to extinction, owing to Phylloxera. Several growers began replanting Terrantez in the 1940s and 1950s. This beautiful example is soft, nutty, and subtly fragrant, with a just off-dry finish." (from the importer)

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Other White Wines

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Portugal

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Madeira