"While the Reserve is richer, more tannic and drier, the estate bottling is more elegant, with mature color and weedy black currant flavors. Turns earthy and dry on the finish, but is holding well."
"A very brightly accented Cabernet Sauvignon with moderate tannins. Hints of cherry, peppery, and almond. Lingering finish with ultimate smoothness!"
"Wine Spectator - 91 points Ruby-colored, with grape, dark chocolate and plum. Full and chewy. Tannins are still there and need to mellow. Medium-sweet and grapey. A little one-dimensional still, but impressive."
"91 Points- Wine Spectator. Tough, compact and sharply focused, with plenty of ripe berry and plum aromas and flavors, firm tannins and a hard edge that will need to soften. A powerful wine, with a fine future. (1991)"
"Molasses, raisins, nutmeg, burnt sugar with sherry-like flavour-aromas. Sweet and spicy with just enough acidity to retain my interest and match with tiramisu. I expected more concentration and a tad more acidity but this was a pleasurable dessert pairing."
"The 1977 D'Oliveiras Boal Reserva reveals superb depth and precision in its leather, spices, toffee and espresso. Smooth and remarkably balanced on the palate, this Madeira offers tons of length and plenty of style"