D'Oliveira Boal

D'Oliveira

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Snapshot
Vintage: 1968
Bottle sizes: 750 ML
Country: Portugal
Region: Madeira
Appellation: Madeira
Wine type: Madeira
Varietals: Boal
Varietal notes: Boal
Notes: Produced from the southwest part of the island and spending over 40-years in old oak casks, this '68 was bottled in 2009 and is far superior to previous bottlings. This has a very sensuous nose, well defined and tightly wound, unfurling to reveal molasses, quince, scorched earth and a touch of leather. Very subtle. The palate is medium-bodied with good tension, fine acidity and balance, very subtle towards the finish with dried orage peel, nutmeg, a sprinkle of cardomom and walnut. Harmonious and graceful, this is a beautiful d'Oliveira. - Neal Martin erobertparker.com
Ratings
Publication: Wine advocate
Rating: 94
Produced from the southwest part of the island and spending over 40-years in old oak casks, this '68 was bottled in 2009 and is far superior to previous bottlings. This has a very sensuous nose, well defined and tightly wound, unfurling to reveal molasses, quince, scorched earth and a touch of leather. Very subtle. The palate is medium-bodied with good tension, fine acidity and balance, very subtle towards the finish with dried orage peel, nutmeg, a sprinkle of cardomom and walnut. Harmonious and graceful, this is a beautiful d'Oliveira. - Neal Martin erobertparker.com
Publication: Wine Spectator
Rating: 96
Balanced and plush, with concentrated buttercream, hazelnut, dried apricot and tropical fruit flavors that are still fresh and lively. Citrus zest and sea salt notes show midpalate. The finish lingers with cream, dried tarragon and Asian spice details. Drink now through 2035.