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Royal Oporto Late Bottle Vintage 2004

Member Review by SSG Trigger:

Comparable to the Fonseca Bin 27. though slightly dryer and with a smooth sweet finish. Fantastic port pared with a cigar or bitter chocolate desert.

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Region: Portugal » Oporto

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  • 2004

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Winery: Royal Oporto
Color: Red
Variety: Port
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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

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Snooth User: SSG Trigger
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07/18/2011

Comparable to the Fonseca Bin 27. though slightly dryer and with a smooth sweet finish. Fantastic port pared with a cigar or bitter chocolate desert.




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