1980 Royal Oporto Colheita

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1980 Royal Oporto Colheita

Post by AHB » 22:07 Mon 02 Jan 2017

Bottled 2015. Pale golden orange colour, 10% opaque. Nosing of sea salt and iodine this has a sweet palate of gentle honey and lime flavours. The acidity delivers a nice dose of cracked black peppercorns but the flavours are gentle and soft. The finish is enjoyable and lingering. This is a lovely and delicate style of colheita.

Royal Oporto colheitas are not refreshed and not always topped up. 89/100. Drunk 29-Sep-16.
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
2017 Ports of the year: Fonseca 1927 and Quinta do Noval 1927

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