+ Add Critic Score

Submit a Critic Score

Score:

Name of Critic:

Close

Real Companhia Velha Royal Oporto Vintage Port Tinto 2000

Member Review by ryanopaz:

Deep in color the nose is alive and seems to jump out of the glass with grape, blackberry, and cherry notes. Rich and unctous with a high acidity and firm fine tannins. Black fruits, light clove and more are well layered on the palate. Nice wine! 4/5 [NR]

Add winemaker's notes
  • + My Wines

    My Wines

    Save in My Wines

    Add to Wishlist

    My Cellar

  • List It
  • Add Review
3.67 5 0.5
Average Rating Rate It Add
Royal Oporto:
Grape growing in the Douro Region dates back to pre-historic times. In Bronze Age burying-grounds, grape seeds and even carbonised vine-shoots have been found. With the Roman occupation, grape-growing underwent a large scale expansion-excavations carried out on the left bank of the River Tua cleary confirm the development and prosperity that the vine brought to the Douro Region. The first kn... Read more
Grape growing in the Douro Region dates back to pre-historic times. In Bronze Age burying-grounds, grape seeds and even carbonised vine-shoots have been found. With the Roman occupation, grape-growing underwent a large scale expansion-excavations carried out on the left bank of the River Tua cleary confirm the development and prosperity that the vine brought to the Douro Region. The first known written reference to the name "Port Wine" applied to the Douro wine exported from the Oporto customs house dates from the end of 1678. Between 1680 and 1715, the expansion and growth of exports was remarkable, having increased from 800 to 8.000 barrels and reaching the expressive figure of 19.000 barrels in 1749. A great contribution to this increase was made by the mercantile spirit revealed by English merchants of the period settled in the city of Oporto. Read less

Member Reviews for Real Companhia Velha Royal Oporto Vintage Port Tinto

Add your review
Snooth User: ryanopaz
278311,619
0.00 5
08/08/2007

Deep in color the nose is alive and seems to jump out of the glass with grape, blackberry, and cherry notes. Rich and unctous with a high acidity and firm fine tannins. Black fruits, light clove and more are well layered on the palate. Nice wine! 4/5 [NR]


Snooth User: Philip James
112,550
4.00 5
03/05/2009

Thick and unctuous - there are layers of licorice, treacle and coffee. Well balanced by good acids, this is a good wine.

User Tags:

NY Wine Expo 2009



Best Wine Deals

See More Deals






Snooth Media Network