1974 Royal Oporto Colheita

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g-man
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1974 Royal Oporto Colheita

Post by g-man » 17:25 Sun 23 Nov 2008

Bottled in 06
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Re: 1974 Royal Oporto Colheita

Post by SushiNorth » 04:14 Mon 24 Nov 2008

Oh so orange, esp at the back of my tongue and as it developed in the mouth. Eric mentioned candied citron, not sure i'd go that far. Also he pointed to an "antique perfume" in the nose which was spot-on. Also spirity and a bit like cream sherry.

very light color, mostly like a caramel. In the bottle (or sufficient quantity) it showed the same pink tinge as the other royals.
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Re: 1974 Royal Oporto Colheita

Post by JohninNYC » 14:28 Mon 24 Nov 2008

I would also like to add baked apples as another aroma and flavor I got from this port.
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Re: 1974 Royal Oporto Colheita

Post by g-man » 03:40 Wed 26 Nov 2008

72 hours

loads and loads of orange with less of the lemon zest. Very smooth and delicate. Like a less spirity but very refined gran marnier.

50 second finish that ends in orange cream sherry.

fantastic 93/100
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