1970 Royal Oporto Carvalhas

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benread
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1970 Royal Oporto Quinta Das Carvalhas

Post by benread » 21:48 Mon 25 Mar 2013

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Front of bottle
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Rear of bottle
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It seemed like a good night to open this and my immediate reaction is similar to the only previous tasting note from 2 years ago. Good clean decant, with sludgy sediment now trickling slowly through a coffee paper. Almost strawberry-brown in colour and 'fragrant' on the nose.

Some initial heat, not lots of fruit but enough to keep this interesting. Probably not going to get any better with age, but a very enjoyable port for now. And much better than my memory of the regular 1970 Royal Oporto.

I don't normally get round to posting pictures, but this is quite an unusual bottle, so hopefully this has worked
Ben
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Vintage 1970!

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AHB
Fonseca 1970
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Re: 1970 Royal Oporto Quinta Das Carvalhas

Post by AHB » 12:26 Tue 26 Mar 2013

Happy birthday!
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Re: 1970 Royal Oporto Quinta Das Carvalhas

Post by RAYC » 12:40 Tue 26 Mar 2013

benread wrote:It seemed like a good night to open this
Being a birthday celebration? Happy birthday if so.

Did this see you through until Prior's heroics in the early hours?
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Re: 1970 Royal Oporto Quinta Das Carvalhas

Post by AHB » 12:54 Tue 26 Mar 2013

RAYC wrote:Did this see you through until Prior's heroics in the early hours?
I did, and I really regret doing so now. I am trashed!

Damn exciting though - what a finish.
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