1970 Royal Oporto

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jdaw1
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1970 Royal Oporto

Post by jdaw1 » 22:12 Mon 14 May 2012


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Re: 1970 Royal Oporto

Post by jdaw1 » 22:25 Mon 14 May 2012

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I really don’t like the uneven heights of the digits in ‟1970”: presumably mis-typset ‘lower-case’ digits.

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Re: 1970 Royal Oporto

Post by AHB » 22:35 Thu 17 May 2012

Deep orange in colour, very tawny looking. Alcohol and boiled sweets on the nose, and a swirl makes it all vanish. Sugary flavours, light brown sugar and gentle strawberry. Soft aftertaste, with a hot finish of black coffee that has a reasonable length. Lightweight port, very tertiary, one to drink up soon. 82/100. 6 hour decant.
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Re: 1970 Royal Oporto

Post by RonnieRoots » 11:11 Tue 22 May 2012

Tawny colour, very alcoholic nose, quite unappetising. To taste very spirity, with incredibly artificial sweets, otherwise completely turned to tawny. Short finish. One to pass upon if you come across it and to drink up fast if you have it.

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Re: 1970 Royal Oporto

Post by jdaw1 » 22:33 Sun 10 Feb 2013

RO70, decanted 13:00. Brown-brown-red, 30% opaque. Nose hot, and made me cough. Cough candy? To taste not a good bottle: dry small cloying, sweet at end.

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