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Real Vinicola

Real Companhia Vinícola do Norte de Portugal, SA.

Founded 1889
Owner Silva Reis family

Belonging to Real Companhia Velha.

Real Vinicola has the longest continuous history of any of today’s producers of Duoro wines. Founded in 1889 under contract with the Portuguese government, it was entrusted with the task of selling wines from various regions in northern Portugal, including Duoro red wines and port wines.

They bought Quinta do Sibio in 1934 and has declared this as Single Quinta Vintage Port. Quinta do Sibio was known as Quinta do Jordão and was planted by Jose Joaquim Pereri Jordão in the 1860s and 1870s. The quinta was in the hands of the Jordão family until 1934 when Real Companhia Vinícola purchased it.

Real Vinicola was bought by Real Comp. Velha in 1963, but the quinta was still sold under the Real Vinicola label. The last vintage this house produced was 1987.

Real Vinicola Vintages:1940, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1947, 1950, 1955, 1958, 1960, 1962, 1963, 1967 (Real Comp. Velha), 1970 (Real Comp. Velha), 1977 (Real Comp. Velha), 1978 (Real Comp. Velha), 1979 (Real Comp. Velha), 1980 (Real Comp. Velha), 1982 (Real Comp. Velha), 1983 (Real Comp. Velha), 1985 (Real Comp. Velha), 1987 (Real Comp. Velha), 1994 (Real Comp. Velha), 1996 (Real Comp. Velha)
Quinta do Sibio Vintages:1934, 1938, 1944, 1945, 1947, 1953, 1955, 1958, 1960, 1963, 1970, 1977, 1982, 1985
Quinta do Jordao Vintages:1950, 1958

Vintage Port tasting notes:

HouseReal Vinicola
Real Companhia Velha
Vintage1955
ColourDark with yellow mature colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetMulberry, cherry and plum in the nose.Score range16.75 - 16.75
TasteMedium body. Mature and at its peak. Marvellous port with flavour of mulberry. Complex, elegant and a wonderful finish. This is a great port.Average score
Last tasted23rd April 2011Point this date16.75
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseReal Vinicola
Real Companhia Velha
Vintage1960
ColourYellow mature colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetCrème caramel, cinnamon and burned sugar in the nose.Score range16.00 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Crème caramel in flavour. Complex and elegant with a long and attractive finish.Average score
Last tasted20th September 1998Point this date16.00
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseReal Vinicola
Real Companhia Velha
Vintage1963
ColourMature almost tawny in colour.Number of tastings4
BouquetPepper, cacao, nuts and crème caramel in the nose.Score range14.75 - 16.40
TasteMedium body. Mature and maybe a little old. Nuts and toffee in flavour. Elegant and quite balanced with an attractive finish.Average score15.66
Last tasted23rd November 2013Point this date16.00
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2005 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
In 2013 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseReal Vinicola
Real Companhia Velha
Vintage1967
ColourMature yellow nearly tawny in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetCrème caramel, cinnamon, toffee and burned sugar in the nose.Score range15.50 - 16.25
TasteMedium body. Mature and at its peak. Toffee in flavour and a long and very complex finish. Astonishing good portAverage score15.88
Last tasted17th November 2011Point this date16.25
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseReal Vinicola
Real Companhia Velha
Vintage1970
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetBurned sugar, old grocery shop and crème caramel in the nose.Score range15.25 - 17.25
TasteQuite full-bodied. Mature at its peak. Nice flavour with complex and attractive finish.Average score16.33
Last tasted4th March 1991Point this date15.25
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI
HouseReal Vinicola
Real Companhia Velha
Vintage1977
ColourQuite dark with yellow rim colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetLiquorice and cinnamon in the nose.Score range15.50 - 15.50
TasteMedium body. Mature and maybe a little more. Sweet. Rather complex port. Balanced and a nice, attractive finish.Average score15.50
Last tasted4th November 2010Point this date15.50
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2010 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseReal Vinicola
Real Companhia Velha
Vintage1978
ColourDark blue in colour with a yellow rim.Number of tastings2
BouquetCrème caramel and burned sugar in the nose.Score range15.75 - 15.75
TasteQuite mature and balanced. Easy to drink and like. Burned sugar in flavour and a light port with a nice finish.Average score
Last tasted15th November 2012Point this date15.75
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
*Defect bottle. Tasting notes from 25 December 1990.

In 2012 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseReal Vinicola
Real Companhia Velha
Vintage1979
ColourMature tawny in colour.Number of tastings4
BouquetPharmacy, old hospital and alcohol in the nose.Score range14.00 - 15.50
TasteMedium body. Quite old in flavour with some unbalanced alcohol. Nice finish and quite drinkable.Average score14.50
Last tasted28th February 2013Point this date15.50
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Semi-Great Tasting in Malmö.
*This bottle was unbalanced with acidic acid. Tasting notes is from the 1 August 2005.

In 2013 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseReal Vinicola
Real Companhia Velha
Vintage1980
ColourMature yellow in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetUnbalanced. Alcoholic and vinegar in the nose.Score range14.50 - 14.50
TasteMedium body. Mature. Acidic and vinegar in flavour. Unbalanced finish. I have had a decent bottle in 1988.Average score
Last tasted3rd April 2014Point this date11.00
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
This bottle was defect and so have the last 2 bottles been. In 1988 I had an acceptable bottle.

In 2014 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseReal Vinicola
Real Companhia Velha
Vintage1982
ColourMature yellow in colour.Number of tastings13
BouquetChristmas raisin, sweet candy, toffee and fudge in the nose.Score range14.00 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Mature and at its peak but still some very soft tannin. Toffee in flavour. Sweet. Elegant and balanced. Easy to drink and like. Quite attractive and long finish.Average score15.10
Last tasted15th May 2014Point this date15.90
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
3 bottles have been defect.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseReal Vinicola
Real Companhia Velha
Vintage1983
ColourBlack in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetComplex pharmacy and old hospital in the nose.Score range
TasteMedium body. Immature and lots of tannin. Mulberry in flavour. Sweet. Easy to drink and to like Long finish. Will be much better.Average score
Last tasted7th March 1988Point this date14.50
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI
HouseReal Vinicola
Real Companhia Velha
Vintage1985
ColourMature yellow colour.Number of tastings7
BouquetUnclean nose of mushroom and lingonberry.Score range14.50 - 15.00
TasteMedium body. Mushroom and lingonberry in flavour. Something has happened with this vintage. Short and a rather unattractive finish.Average score14.75
Last tasted4th March 2013Point this date14.50
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen.
*5 bottles have been defect including the last one! Notes from 29 October 2011. Avoid this vintage.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseReal Vinicola
Real Companhia Velha
Vintage1987
ColourRather dark but yellow mature in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetLovely old grocery shop in the nose.Score range14.75 - 15.75
TasteMedium body. Mature and on top. Sweet and easy to like. Elegant with a very nice and attractive finish. Quite good.Average score15.17
Last tasted15th March 2008Point this date15.75
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS

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