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

1905

COLOUR

Dessert

REGION

Maderia

PACKAGING

Original packaging with stopper

PAYMENT METHOD

Bank transfer or by credit/debit card

SHIPPING

Over 40 countries worldwide by bespoke quotation

TASTING REVIEWS & SCORES

Neal Martin, Wine Advocate August 2012, 94 Points

The 1905 Verdelho has a very refined, pure and alluring bouquet of orange zest, brown sugar, a touch of nougat and smoked walnut.

The palate is medium-bodied with a wonderful, spicy character with white pepper, shaved ginger and lemongrass on the entry.

It fans out wonderfully towards the finish that has great focus and harmony with a long, tangy finish with touches of ash on the aftertaste.

OTHER SCORES

Jancis Robinson, October 2011, 18.5 Points

Mid mahogany colour. Elegantly nutty, refined nose. Very charming. Then an amazingly savoury fresh strike on the palate. Wonderfully demanding and refined.

I could hardly bear to spit. Great tension on the finish.

Robert Parker Scoring:

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

Jancis Robinson Scoring:

20 – Truly exceptional, 19 – A humdinger, 18 – A cut above superior, 17 – Superior, 16 – Distinguished, 15 – Average, a perfectly nice drink with no faults but not much excitement, 14 – Deadly dull, 13 – Borderline faulty or unbalanced, 12 – Faulty or unbalanced