Velha Geração

Royal Oporto (Real Companhia Velha)

Quinta das Carvalhas 30 Year Old Tawny Porto

Semi-sweet on the front end, smoky finish, making the barreling and age a defining characteristic. Brown-red color and nutty, caramel notes. Exceptional tawny port (as it should be) — 3 hours ago

Royal Oporto (Real Companhia Velha)

Carvalhas Douro Branco 2021

Star bright yellow gold. Inviting nose of quince and white pepper. Medium full palate confirms the nose adding an earthy mineral (at once) note all supported by firm (medium plus) acidity. White rose(!) on the lengthy, palate continuing finish. This 50/50 blend of Gouvelo and Voisinho makes an excellent upper entrée into Portuguese whites; a category most have yet to explore. It's a great pair for roasted fowl or pork and of course most Iberian fare. Drink now through 2026. — 5 months ago

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Royal Oporto (Real Companhia Velha)

Ruby Porto

Rico para aperitivo y digestivo. O para un Portonic — 6 months ago

Vinha da Coutada Velha

Red Blend

Had the 2020. A little sweet, but decent flavor. — a month ago

Royal Oporto (Real Companhia Velha)

Carvalhas Douro Touriga Nacional - Touriga Franca Blend 2015

My sister would rate it a 10 but she’s also drank most of the bottle so I’m gonna go with a 9.2 because she is generally reliable but ya know…wine! — 4 months ago

Vinhos Barbeito

Reserva Velha Madeira Bual 1863

If I had to drink a wine produced during the Civil War, this would be it. What an elegant, but still lively expression of what Madeira can be. Soft and supple. Finish goes forever. Magical. — 5 months ago

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Royal Oporto (Real Companhia Velha)

Carvalhas Branco 2018

Ming L

I don’t recall coming across a Portuguese white that’s so ripe and full. Nose of lime, orange peel, peach, pear, honeysuckle, hint of vanilla and spice. Round and viscous on the palate, but there is enough acidic lift. Drinking like a well made Viognier.
A blend of Gouveio and Viosinho, 2 varieties commonly used for white port.
— 9 months ago

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Coutada Velha

Regional Alentejano Red Blend

Better than expected. Liked it by itself, but did not like it paired with red pasta sauce. — 2 months ago

Royal Oporto (Real Companhia Velha)

Quintas das Carvalhas Reserva Douro 2020

Aroma has a touch of diacetyl but it's light enough to be pleasant. Loads of currant and with a heavy cocoa, tobacco, and slate finishing note. Drinks surprisingly light for as dark and heavy as it smells. Very fruity with a lot of acid but a tannic finish that quenches the acid. Very nice wine. — 5 months ago

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Royal Oporto (Real Companhia Velha)

Quinta das Carvalhas Porto Tawny 20 Years Old Port Blend

Tasty. Hubby and I have really been digging this winery so had to try their port. Deep rich aromas of cocoa, vanilla and tobacco. Lots of raisin, date and figs. Drinks sweet up front with the dried fruit flavor dominating before giving way to oak flavors, tannins and a touch of acid to wash the sweetness away. — 5 months ago

Ethan HeyboerPeter HeyboerDiane Heyboer
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