D'Oliveira Verdelho



Vintage: 1973
Bottle sizes: 750 ML
Country: Portugal
Region: Madeira
Appellation: Madeira
Wine type: Madeira
Varietals: Verdelho
Varietal notes: Verdelho
Notes: Produced from Seixal and Sao Vincente and bottled in 2008, this has a clear, deep amber hue. To be frank, the nose is not as complex as others with straight-forward but not unattractive aromas of molasses, toffee apple and quince, although it lacks a little cohesion. The palate is medium-bodied with a salty tang on the entry, good balance with walnut, smoke, dried orange peel and tangerine towards the finishe that just cuts away a little sharply. Not bad. Tasted April 2010. - Neal Martin erobertpaker.com