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|||| $549 | 1968 d’Oliveira Boal Madeira

Description

The venerable company of Pereira D’Oliveira was founded in the 1880s by an important landowner and grower in São Martinho, João Pereira D’Oliveira. While it is still owned and managed by the same family, D’Oliveira has grown substantially over the decades, as it has absorbed other shippers, either by marriage or acquisition.

The first expansion came in the early 1930s, when João Pereira’s grandson, Agostinho, married into the Camacho family, adding the assets of the João Joaquim Camacho & Sons wine exporting firm.

Ancient Wines

Today, no other company on the island can boast such a wealth of great old Madeiras. These include five monumental Verdelhos from the family’s own São Martinho vineyards, vintaged in 1850, 1890, 1900, 1905 and 1912. There are no finer examples of mature Verdelho in existence today.

Digging into the D’Oliveira’s library, one can also find profound Malvasias (aka Malmseys) from 1875, 1895, 1900, 1901 and 1907; Buals from 1903, 1904 and 1908, and Sercials from 1862, 1875, 1928 and 1937.

The family also boasts superb examples of three rare grape varieties: Terrantez (1880 and 1899), Bastardo (1927) and Moscatel (1875 and 1900). And thanks to a recent change in the island’s wine laws, it is now possible for D’Oliveira to offer for sale Tinta Negras from 1929 and 1995. Like D’Oliveira’s other old frasqueiras, these wines are truly profound.

We at Foxcroft Wine Co. consider D’Oliveira to be the reference point for properly aged Madeira.

**Service Note: because the natural processes for creating Madeira have already exposed this wine to both heat and air, once opened this bottle can be enjoyed over several years when stoppered and kept cool and dark.**

“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.”
-Wine Spectator, 96 Points
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