One of the oldest Port wine houses – The Real Companhia Velha (The Royal Oporto Wine Company) was founded in 1756. The 2014 offers the intensity and flavor of vintage Port, with a more approachable style.
Flavors: dark with flavors of chocolate, plum and dried figs.
Style: Big, bold and powerful, full bodied
Wine Spectator on the 2010:
“Fresh and rich, with currant, plum and dark cherry flavors that display plenty of grip. Offers zesty minerality, featuring a finish that oozes chocolate mousse and spice details. Drink now through 2018. 3,000 cases made. Score: 92, Kim Marcus, September 2015.”
The Wine Enthusiast – 91 pts:
“The texture of this wine is dense and concentrated while keeping the fresh fruit and acidity well in balance. It has ripe blackberry flavors that offer great fruitiness. The firm background of tannin structure is balanced by a juicy, fruity aftertaste.” To us, this represents the perfect “vintage port” experience for short money.