1970 Royal Oporto

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uncle tom
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1970 Royal Oporto

Post by uncle tom » 19:32 Thu 11 Dec 2008

From a half case bought for a modest £18.15/bottle last year.

On first decanting a clear pale colour that quickly darkened to a very attractive rose hue. First sip had a very clinical nose however.

Decanter was kept at about 10C

D + 24 Reminds me very much of a Gould Campbell '77 - both in colour and that slightly odd nose, but a decent wine from a shipper that has little reputation.

D + 48 Darker, thicker, better - the odd nose now replaced with something much more agreeable.

D + 72 Bit nutty now - is it getting a bit tired?

D + 96 This is really very good now - it just keeps getting darker and darker - but sadly little left now..

Scored 6-5 after 72 hours - maybe I was ungenerous..

Excellent value!

Tom
I may be drunk, Miss, but in the morning I shall be sober and you will still be ugly - W.S. Churchill

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