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Quinta das Carvalhas

Quinta das Carvalhas - Real Companhia Velha

Owner Silva Reis family

The Quinta das Carvalhas has a prominent position on the left bank of the Douro River facing Pinhão. It is most certainly the largest Quinta in the whole of the Douro Region. Written reference about Carvalhas can be traced back to 1759 i.e. since Pombal’s demarcation. Miguel de Souza Guedes bought Quinta das Carvalhas in 1880 and it was not until then it start produce Port Wine.

Manuel Silva Reis, the owner of Real Compania Velha, bought Suoza Guedes & Irmao in 1965 and in that bargain Quinta das Carvalhas was included and this quinta is undoubtedly the jewel of Real Companhia Velha crown.

Quinta das Carvalhas Vintages:1944 (Souza Guedes & Irmao), 1963 (Souza Guedes & Irmao), 1970 (Real Comp. Velha), 1977 (Real Comp. Velha), 1997 (Real Comp. Velha), 1998 (Real Comp. Velha), 2000 (Real Comp. Velha), 2001 (Real Comp. Velha), 2002 (Real Comp. Velha), 2003 (Real Comp. Velha), 2004 (Real Comp. Velha), 2005 (Real Comp. Velha), 2007 (Real Comp. Velha), 2011 (Real Comp. Velha), 2012 (Real Comp. Velha), 2013 (Real Comp. Velha), 2015 (Real Comp. Velha)

Vintage Port tasting notes:

HouseQuinta das Carvalhas
Real Velha
Vintage1998
ColourDark blue in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetFruit and berry in the noseScore range14.50 - 14.50
TasteMedium body. Fruit in flavour. Not so much tannins as expected. Quite modern port. Nice but a bit short finish. No long runner.Average score
Last tasted15th September 2004Point this date14.50
CommentAt a trip to Porto and Douro, Portugal with the Port Wine Club est.1981 in Copenhagen, Denmark
TastersSAI
HouseQuinta das Carvalhas
Real Velha
Vintage2003
ColourStill very dark ruby in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetDark berry, mulberry, cherry, blackberry, pale chocolate, cacao and some roasted coffee beans and nuts in the nose.Score range16.25 - 16.25
TasteMedium body. Still quite tannic and will be better but balanced and quite delicate with a lovely acidity. Cacao, pale chocolate and dark berry in taste with a long, lovely, tannic finish.Average score
Last tasted22nd June 2018Point this date16.25
CommentTasted at our apartment in the Douro Valley, Portugal.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta das Carvalhas
Real Velha
Vintage2004
ColourDark blue in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetLovely bouquet of mulberry, dark berry, cacao and liquorice in the nose.Score range15.90 - 15.90
TasteMedium body. Still some soft and delicate tannin but very attractive taste of liquorice and cacao. Will be better but already today very attractive and enjoyable. Easy to drink and like and with a delicious finish.Average score
Last tasted18th July 2015Point this date15.90
CommentAt home with the family
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta das Carvalhas
Real Velha
Vintage2005
ColourVery beautiful mature yellow edge in colour but still rather dark ruby.Number of tastings1
BouquetCacao, dark chocolate, oak, liquorice and dark berry in the nose.Score range16.40 - 16.40
TasteMedium body Still not quite mature and will be better with some very soft and delicate tannin. Balance and quite elegant. Liquorice, cacao and chocolate in taste with a long and very attractive finish. Easy to drink and to enjoy indeed.Average score
Last tasted21st June 2018Point this date16.40
CommentTasted at our apartment in the Douro Valley, Portugal
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta das Carvalhas
Real Velha
Vintage2007
ColourDark blue almost black in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetDark berry and blue berry in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Fruit in flavour. Modern and elegant port with not as much tannins as expected but with a nice finish. Easy to drink already now.
Last tasted7th November 2011Rating this dateVery Good/ Impressive
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersSAI, JB, SS

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