Pereira D'Oliveiras


Sercial Dry Frasqueira (bottled 2008, 71yo) 1937


Darker of course from all that extra oxidative age, it's all olive and deep amber to regard, with astonishing limpidity and brightness however. Straw, toffee, grilled nuts, old tobacco, resinous compounds, old clay pipes, cold coffee grounds, extreme spice in back yet still with citric freshness. Typically full and gathered front and mid palate is sweet-and-sour, a herbal-woody-incense amalgam. The trickle-release finish is juicy with fresh rivulets of sweet, sparkling, spicy acidity.