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.








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Neil Martin Wine Advocate, August 2012 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.

Jancis Robinson Wine Advocate, April 2010 17.5 Points.

Bottled 2009 and made in a vintage that was particularly good for Terrantez.
Dark jewelly brown. Spicy, feral sort of nose with real depth and reward. Coconut and richness and really quite dry on the end. A curiosity. Interesting but a bit challenging. Some astringency – the inherent dryness of Terrantez presumably. Very firm. Very slow maturing.

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

Robert Parker Scoring:

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