1960 Royal Oporto Carvallas

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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1960 Royal Oporto Carvallas

Post by jdaw1 » 21:36 Wed 06 Jun 2018

An ‘Eights’ tasting, to be the second or fourth digit of the vintage, arranged by Tony, who provided many of the bottles including an 1867. And Alex provided Graham 1897.

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Re: 1960 Royal Oporto Carvallas

Post by jdaw1 » 22:28 Wed 06 Jun 2018

Label said RO58; cork said Carvallas 1960. Which is it?
• The taste was much more like ’60 than ’58.
• When bottling a ’60 there could have been old ’58 labels lying around; when bottling a ’58 there would not have been ’60 corks.
Hence ROC60.

ROC60. Dark red, 60% opaque. Maraschino cherry, lovely full sweetness, and long. Not particularly complicated, but very fine Port indeed.

Best-equal Royal Oporto of my drinking career, with a ROC70.

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Re: 1960 Royal Oporto Carvallas

Post by flash_uk » 16:04 Fri 15 Jun 2018

40% opacity, mature red. Fruity, nice balance and structure. Rich with chocolate and cherries.

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