D'Oliveira Malvasia



Vintage: 1901
Bottle sizes: 750 ML
Country: Portugal
Region: Madeira
Appellation: Madeira
Wine type: Madeira
Varietals: Malvasia (Malmsey)
Varietal notes: Malvasia
Notes: A reputed year for Malvasia, this was aged over 90-years at their warehouse in Rua dos Ferreiros and this bottle is better than previous ones I have encountered. This has a very fresh, very complex nose with notes of creme brulee, dried apricot, quince, hints of wild strawberry and fresh fig. A really stunning bouquet, developing a touch of chlorine with time. The palate is just huge: incredibly powerful, spicy hints of caramel, fig, Indian spice, Chinese 5-spice with an extravagant bravura finish that is so viscous and beautifully defined with apricot lingering seductively on the back-palate. Stunning. - Neal Martins erobertparker.com