1970 Royal Oporto Carvalhas

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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RAYC
Taylor Quinta de Vargellas 1987
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Re: 1970 Royal Oporto Quinta Das Carvahlas

Post by RAYC » 16:32 Tue 05 Apr 2011

Not the regular bottling, but (i believe) a rather attractively bottled single quinta variant. A really good, elegant mature port i felt.

Won the WOTN voting at a canter - certainly not undeserved, but margin possibly aided by the consensus that a RO WOTN was too good an opportunity to turn down!

Thanks to THRA for providing, and for very generously offering up (and making good on) a prize bottle if it was correctly guessed.
Rob C.

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Re: 1970 Royal Oporto Quinta Das Carvahlas

Post by jdaw1 » 17:11 Fri 08 Apr 2011

THRA’s ROC70. Red-brown, medium translucency. To taste thin, somewhat oxidised, very very smooth, with oranges.

RAYC almost correctly chose RO70. I mis-guessed CR67. Others: CR64, Ni55, Cr60, O60, ?60.

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JacobH
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Re: 1970 Royal Oporto Quinta Das Carvahlas

Post by JacobH » 20:37 Fri 08 Apr 2011

Fully mature in colour: a light pink color. Muted nose. In the mouth, orange, caramel and light sugar. Very drinkable now. (Unexpectedly) excellent.
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