Pereira D'Oliveiras


Verdelho Medium Dry Frasqueira (bottled 2013, 123yo) 1890


Wonderful old ceramic, adobe, terracotta smells with fresh herbals and deep soft citric fruit character - it really is hard to credit how complete and vital, how un-quirky and immediate this old-timer is to smell. An amazing nose! The palate, true to its off-dry designation, has lavish citric-floral sweetness without weight. The acid freshness, with just a couple of layers of secondary volatility and such is really (really, really) remarkable. Aftertaste like a shot heard 'round the world.