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Bottle Price $189.99
Year 1977
Size 750ML
Color Red
Varietal Portuguese Blend
Country Portugal

Product Code: 2814664

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RATINGS: 91pts Wine Advocate

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. Thus, whether an 1862 Sercial or a 1922 Bual, all were produced by the D'Oliveiras and their ancestors, and generally from their own vineyards in Sao Martinho, one of the great viticultural sites in Madeira, lying just to the west of Funchal along the island's south coast.

Tasting Notes: Wine Advocate 91 points- 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.
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