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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
Vintage1868
ColourYellow, mature, quite beautiful in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetBlack liquorice, cacao, different lovely herbs, hazelnuts and much more in the nose.Score range17.25 - 17.25
TasteLovely body. Mature and of course peaking. Balanced with some old lovely acidity. Lots of tastes in mouth such as cacao, chocolate, liquorice, herbs and so on. Really easy to drink and enjoy with an attractive, long and elegant finish. What a lovely old port!Average score
Last tasted23rd December 2023Point this date17.25
CommentTasted at home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
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
Companhia Velha
Vintage1962
ColourBright almost tawny in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetLeather, fudge, candy, butter scotch and burned sugar in the noseScore range15.40 - 15.40
TasteQuite thin body. Mature, peaking and even a little tired with some quite attractive volatile acidity. Quite elegant with butterscotch, fudge, and burned sugar in taste. Easy to drink and enjoy with a quite attractive finish but should have been enjoyed some years ago!Average score
Last tasted17th September 2022Point this date15.40
CommentTasted at home on Diamond date.
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 Comp. Velha
Vintage1978
ColourYellow mature in colourNumber of tastings1
BouquetCream candy, toffee, and butterscotch in the nose.Score range15.75 - 15.75
TasteMature and peaking. Will not be better so enjoy it as soon as you can. Balanced and elegant with a rather long and quite attractive finish.Average score
Last tasted24th December 2022Point this date15.75
CommentTasted at 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
Vintage1983
ColourStill quite dark but yellow mature rim in colour.Number of tastings4
BouquetCandy, toffee, cream candy and some herbs in the nose. in the nose.Score range14.00 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking with some old acidity but still completely balanced and tasty. With an elegant and quite long finish. Will not be better so drink up and if it is okay enjoy it.Average score14.97
Last tasted7th March 2023Point this date16.00
CommentTasted at home in 11th International Online Vintage Tasting with our German Port Friends from World of Port.
One bottle has been defect

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
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

In 2020 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
Vintage1987
ColourMature and very yellow but quite dark in colour.Number of tastings29
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 tasted17th November 2022Point this date15.50
CommentTasted at the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2022 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
Vintage1994
ColourVery yellow and mature in colour.Number of tastings5
BouquetLots of chocolate, cacao but also toffee, crème caramel, butterscotch and some herbs in the nose.Score range14.00 - 15.40
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking, will not be better. Balanced with chocolate, cacao and toffee in taste and quite sweet. Easy to drink and like with a quite lovely and quite attractive but short finishAverage score14.80
Last tasted16th May 2024Point this date15.00
CommentTasted at the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2024 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
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 tastings2
BouquetDark chocolate, cacao, menthol and mint in the nose.Score range15.75 - 16.25
TasteLovely body. Quite mature and almost peaking but will probably develop a little more. Balanced, quite elegant and very tasty with lots of dark chocolate, cacao, menthol and mint in the mouth. The finish is lovely, quite complex and attractive. Very easy to drink and enjoy indeed!Average score16.00
Last tasted15th January 2022Point this date16.25
CommentTasted at 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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