1976 Royal Oporto Colheita

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1976 Royal Oporto Colheita

Post by g-man » 17:25 Sun 23 Nov 2008

bottled in 06
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Re: 1976 Royal Oporto Colheita

Post by SushiNorth » 04:18 Mon 24 Nov 2008

This was more mellow and less spirity than the 74. The oranges are still in there (though not that perfume in the nose), and i found its rounded flavor a bit more palatable than the others. There was also a little more evidence to me of fruit in this one -- which was a first :). plenty of caramel in the flavor. I preferred this one to the 74, and would not prefer the others (77, 75, 53).

very light color, mostly like a caramel color. In the bottle (or sufficient quantity) it showed the same pink tinge as the other royals.
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Re: 1976 Royal Oporto Colheita

Post by g-man » 03:51 Wed 26 Nov 2008

opened 72 hours

this baked apple is a consistent theme

baked red delicious apples with light brown sugar with a hint of a grassy component.

much fuller and rounder body then the 53 and the 74.

sweet lemon citron vodka with a slight cinnamon apples (watery caramel?). a bit simple.

40 second finish of tart apples and slight bitter wood spirits.

89/100
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