1970 Royal Oporto Carvalhas

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1970 Royal Oporto Carvalhas

Post by jdaw1 » 22:12 Mon 14 May 2012

In honour of the visit of Ronnie Roots, a few regulars gathered in The Bung Hole to sample some 1970 ports.

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Re: 1970 Royal Oporto Carvalhas

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Re: 1970 Royal Oporto Carvalhas

Post by AHB » 23:02 Sat 19 May 2012

Very pale, light orange rim and a butterscotch coloured centre. Unpleasant nose of burnt butterscotch and cabbage. Empty, neutral entry, very light flavours, nothing but light brown sugar. Very light palate. Dried out on the immediate aftertaste, before a very long finish of brown sugar. Very bland, except for the finish. 80/100. 6 hour decant.
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Re: 1970 Royal Oporto Carvalhas

Post by Andy Velebil » 13:36 Mon 21 May 2012

Wow, quite a different showing than the bottle Tom opened when I last visited (or was it two visits ago??).

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Re: 1970 Royal Oporto Carvalhas

Post by RonnieRoots » 11:16 Tue 22 May 2012

Possibly even lighter in colour than the regular Royal Oporto. Dusty nose with very little else. Perhaps a hint of strawberries if you really want to smell it. Very dilute on the palate, some tea leaves, glycerol and generally quite hot. Definitely worse than the Royal Oporto. Not liked at all, and not popular at the table with second helpings.

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Re: 1970 Royal Oporto Carvalhas

Post by jdaw1 » 22:34 Sun 10 Feb 2013

ROC70, decanted 13:00. Pink-brown, 10% opaque. Nose had only heat. Taste smooth, then heat on tongue. Floral. Light but long.

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