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Royal Oporto

Royal Oporto

Owner Silva Reis family

Belonging to Real Companhia Velha.

Royal Oporto Vintages:1868, 1934, 1936, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1947, 1948, 1950, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1957, 1958, 1960, 1962, 1963, 1967, 1968, 1970, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2011

Vintage Port tasting notes:

HouseRoyal Oporto
Real Companhia Velha
Vintage1954
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetLovely crème caramel, fudge, cacao, coffee and ginger in the nose.Score range17.40 - 17.75
TasteMedium body. Mature and at its peak. Crème caramel in flavour. A wonderful, complex and exciting finish. Quite marvellous for the vintage.Average score17.58
Last tasted20th December 2012Point this date17.75
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRoyal Oporto
Real Companhia Velha
Vintage1961
ColourYellow mature quite beautiful in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetCacao, ginger, raisin but maybe a hint of old hospital in the nose.Score range16.40 - 16.40
TasteMedium body. Mature and maybe a little old but balanced and very attractive with some old acidity. Elegant with a rather complex taste and a long quite attractive finish. Very enjoyable indeed.Average score
Last tasted1st August 2019Point this date16.40
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRoyal Oporto
Real Companhia Velha
Vintage1970
ColourMature yellow in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetCoffee, tea and cinnamon in the nose.Score range15.75 - 15.75
TasteMedium body. Mature and at its peak. Elegant and tasty. A nice attractive finish but maybe a little short finish.Average score
Last tasted13th November 2008Point this date15.75
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2008 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRoyal Oporto
Real Companhia Velha
Vintage1977
ColourTurbid but yellow mature in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetCrème candy, some crème caramel which disappeared rather soon, and replaced by some pharmacy in the nose.Score range15.25 - 15.25
TasteMedium body. Mature and even old with some volatile acidity. Mostly pharmacy in taste and not quite balanced but rather good and not hard to enjoy and swallow. Drink up if you have any bottles left. This port will soon dye!Average score
Last tasted24th December 2015Point this date15.25
CommentAt home with the family
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRoyal Oporto
Real Companhia Velha
Vintage1980
ColourMature yellow in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetPharmacy and some old hospital in the nose.Score range
TasteMedium body. Mature and light port at its peak. Sweet. Easy to drink and like. Nice finish.Average score
Last tasted26th December 1998Point this date14.75
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRoyal Oporto
Real Companhia Velha
Vintage1982
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetOld grocery shop, ginger and cinnamon in the nose.Score range15.25 - 15.25
TasteMedium body. Mature but still with some tannin. Quite elegant and easy to drink. Nice finish.Average score15.25
Last tasted25th June 2001Point this date15.25
CommentAt home with the family.
*This bottle was defect. Just one bottled has been OK i.e. 2 bottles have been defect and tasting notes from the bottle which was ok i.e. from November 1995.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRoyal Oporto
Real Companhia Velha
Vintage1983
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetPharmacy, candy and hospital with some ether in the nose.Score range14.00 - 14.90
TasteMedium body. Very mature and even a bit old with some acidity but sweet. Pharmacy and some ether in the taste. Drink up!Average score14.45
Last tasted16th March 2017Point this date14.00
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
*This bottle was defect and tasting notes from 1 August, 2013 and that botte was also dubious.

In 2017 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRoyal Oporto
Real Companhia Velha
Vintage1984
ColourStill rather dark but yellow mature in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetWet wood, leather, cinnamon and dried dark berry in the nose.Score range14.75 - 15.25
TasteMedium nose. Mature with still some very soft tannin. Fudge in taste. Quite complex and balanced with a nice and rather long finish.Average score14.97
Last tasted19th February 2015Point this date15.25
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Semi- Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2015 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRoyal Oporto
Real Companhia Velha
Vintage1985
ColourMature yellow in colour.Number of tastings11
BouquetSome cacao, burned sugar and beetroots but also some pharmacy in the nose.Score range14.25 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Mature and at its peak but also some old not quite harmonious acidity. Burned sugar and some cacao in flavour. Seem a bit tired but rather nice finish. Still quite enjoyable but drink up.Average score15.15
Last tasted19th September 2020Point this date14.75
CommentTasted at the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
4 bottles have not been so good including this one. They have been a little unbalanced and old. 1 bottle defect
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRoyal Oporto
Real Companhia Velha
Vintage1987
ColourStill dark but mature yellow in colour.Number of tastings28
BouquetOld grocery shop, cinnamon, vanilla, candy, cacao and fudge in the nose.Score range15.00 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking but still with some soft tannin. Sweet. Fudge, vanilla, candy and old grocery shop in taste. Easy to drink and like. Elegant and balanced. Quite complex with a very nice and attractive finish.Average score15.53
Last tasted21st March 2019Point this date16.00
CommentAt the Wine Society 18%tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRoyal Oporto
Real Companhia Velha
Vintage1994
ColourDark ruby in colour with a yellow rim.Number of tastings4
BouquetSweet and elegant with crème caramel, butterscotch and berries.Score range14.00 - 15.40
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking, will not be better. Quite sweet and easy to drink and like.Average score14.70
Last tasted23rd November 2019Point this date15.40
CommentAt Peter Andersen's Vintage 1994 tasting in Copenhagen, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRoyal Oporto
Real Companhia Velha
Vintage1996
ColourStill rather dark but yellow mature in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetCandy, spiciness, ginger and gingerbread in the nose.Score range15.75 - 15.75
TasteMedium body. Rather mature and almost peaking but still with some soft quite delicate tannin and will probably be better. Balanced and quite elegant with ginger and gingerbread in taste and a quite delicate finish.Average score
Last tasted10th June 2018Point this date15.75
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRoyal Oporto
Real Companhia Velha
Vintage1997
ColourStill dark but yellow mature in colour.Number of tastings5
BouquetMulberry, coffee and ginger in the nose.Score range15.00 - 15.75
TasteMedium body. Elegant, mature and at its peak. Mulberry and coffee in flavour. Attractive finish. Lovely port.Average score15.38
Last tasted3rd November 2014Point this date15.25
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.
This bottle was defect and tasting notes from November 2013
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRoyal Oporto
Real Companhia Velha
Vintage2000
ColourStill quite dark in colour but with a yellow rim.Number of tastings2
BouquetBlack cherry, dark berry, fruit and mulberry in the nose.Score range15.90 - 15.90
TasteMedium body. Quite mature but still with some tannin. Dark berry and black cherry in taste. Easy to drink and like with a nice and attractive finish.Average score
Last tasted20th December 2014Point this date15.90
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRoyal Oporto
Real Companhia Velha
Vintage2001
ColourStill very dark blue in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetDark berry, black cherry and mulberry in the nose.Score range15.75 - 15.75
TasteMedium body. Still immature but with only some very soft tannin. Will be better. Balanced and quite elegant. Very tasty and attractive with a promising finish.Average score
Last tasted31st December 2014Point this date15.75
CommentAT home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRoyal Oporto
Real Companhia Velha
Vintage2003
ColourBlue in colour with a little yellow rim.Number of tastings4
BouquetOld grocery shop with coffee, toffee, tea and cacao in the nose.Score range16.25
TasteMedium body. Rather mature but still some soft tannin. Balanced and complex port with cacao and coffee in flavour. A nice and attractive quite long finish.Average score15.92
Last tasted3rd November 2014Point this date15.75
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRoyal Oporto
Real Companhia Velha
Vintage2005
ColourDark blue in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetDark berry, dark cherry, black berry and mulberry in the nose.Score range15.25 - 15.25
TasteMedium body. Still quite immature with tannin. Will of course be better. Mulberry and black berry in taste. Balanced and promising with a long and quite attractive finish. Will be interesting to follow.Average score
Last tasted2nd November 2015Point this date15.25
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS

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