1963 Royal Oporto Colheita

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1963 Royal Oporto Colheita

Post by jdaw1 » 00:23 Sat 20 Aug 2011

1963 Royal Oporto colheita, bottled 1983
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Re: 1963 Royal Oporto colheita, bottled 1983

Post by Alex Bridgeman » 12:01 Tue 23 Aug 2011

Bottled 1983. Mid-orange colour, slightly cloudy. Little on the nose, perhaps a touch of VA. Sweet entry, with a lovely balancing acidity. Lots of smokey orange and a slight dry edge - even some tanning! A wine that becomes mothfilling and developes nicely on the palate. Big finish; dry, fruity and full of marmalade. A lovely wine. 88/100.
Top Ports in 2019: Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
Top Ports in 2020 (so far): Croft 1945 and Niepoort VV (1960s bottling)

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