Localization: Madeira, Portugal
Tasting Notes: Lovely nose of raisins, honey, and candid orange. On the palate, it is very nutty, with ginger, maple syrup, mandarin, and orange peel. It is sweet with great acidity and amazing intensity. This 1990 Malvasia has been aged for 28 years in old French oak barrels in the 17th-century wine lodge in the heart of old Funchal. Enjoy it!
Notes: Storage: Madeira wines are indestructible and have the fascinating ability to remain in excellent condition for centuries. Keep your bottle of Madeira wine upright, away from direct sunlight, and it will last forever. Once opened, a bottle of Madeira wine will remain in perfect condition for months, if not years. So, don't hurry to finish the bottle. That is if you can resist :-)
Food pairing: Excellent as a digestif, on its own. The perfect late-night sipper. If you enjoy a cigar, this is a perfect match. Serve at 18°-20°C
The Domain: D'Oliveira is one of the greatest Madeira shippers, and one of the few who have survived from the pre-phylloxera era. The firm was originally founded in 1820, its cellars date back to 1619, and it is still owned by the same founding family. However, the real jewel of the firm is their priceless stocks of extremely old Madeira wine, all from their own vineyards and cellars. D'Oliveira believes that all Madeira ages best in cask, and all of its vintages are kept in wood for a minimum of 20 years, some for 100 years! They bottle only enough wine to meet their short-term needs, keeping their valuable stocks in cask as long as possible. These wines are the reference point for vintage Madeira and are some of the oldest and most complex wines in existence today.