D Oliveiras Bual Madeira 1977

Synopsis, Our Opinion: We once called a Madeira wine “Nectar of
the Gods” and it sure holds true with this 1977 Boal.

Producer/Winery: Pereira D’Oliveiras; Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal.

Grape Variety: Boal (Malvasia Fina).

Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Madeira Island, Portugal.

Vintage: 1977 (bottled in 2014).

Price: $160.00 (with a 10% mixed case discount)

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: White chocolate-blueberry bread pudding with whipped cream and caramel sauce.


    Open and drank at room temperature numerous times. Clear, dark amber color. Bold and complex aromas of raisin, honey, orange and nuts. Smooth entry, sweet and spicy mouthfeel, full body and a 200-grit texture. Expressive fruits, nuts and toffee flavors. Plenty of tangy acidity that kept the sweetness lively and a warm spicy nutty tasting finish. Absolutely “perfect” paired with the raisin bread pudding, but a VERY SPECIAL treat sipping alone. We once called a Madeira wine “Nectar of the Gods” and it sure holds true with this 1977 Boal. This is a unique wine that can never be copied or duplicated with a young vintage. These old vintages of Madeira wines are always MEMORABLE and always very special.

    When visiting the D’Oliveiras tasting room we were served their special honey cake paired with the 1907 Boal and the two together were simply spectacular; however, we frequently dine at the Undercurrent Restaurant (in Greensboro, North Carolina) because the food is outstanding and they have no corking fee on Mondays. Their bread pudding paired with this old Boal Madeira was every bit as good as the honey cake pairing we had in D’Oliveiras tasting room and over the course of several dinners we consumed this bottle paired with the Undercurrent bread pudding.

Louis D'Oliveira telling us about his wines
Photo from TastedOnline.
Comments: See our reviews of other D’Oliveiras wines and our review of Wine Tasting: Pereira D’Oliveira, Funchal, Madeira Portugal when visiting the D’Oliveiras tasting room in Funchal, Madeira.

Alcohol Content: 20%

Closure: Natural cork.

UPC Code: Not available.

Imported by: The Rare Wine Company; Vineburg, California.