PEREIRA D’OLIVEIRA

It was in 1850 that Joao Pereira d’Oliveira founded his company. He initially sold wines to other shippers, and it was not until the 1970s that they began to sell Madeira wines under their own label (though they continued to sell and buy lots, to and from other shippers.) It is a small company, but there are plentiful stocks of reserve wines. Their policy is to bottle on demand, which means their vintage wines can invariably benefit from extended cask aging.

VINTAGE

1862

COLOUR

Dessert

REGION

Maderia

PACKAGING

Original packaging with stopper

PAYMENT METHOD

Bank transfer

SHIPPING

Worldwide

TASTING REVIEWS & SCORES

Neil Martin Wine Advocate, August 2012 87 Points.

The 1862 Sercial has a refined nose with just the right amount of oxidation along with touches of lanolin, walnut, pine needles and honeycomb. The palate does not quite match up to the nose. There is a slight fish scale note on the entry and it seems a little hollow, needing more substance to back up its rapier-like acidity. The finish offers tobacco, hazelnut and a touch of sour lemon. This was probably better 20 or 30 years ago. Drink it now.

Robert Parker Scoring:

96-100 Extraordinary,
90-95 Outstanding,
80-89 Above Average to Excellent,
70-79 Average,
60-69 Below Average,
<59 Appalling