Royal Oporto (Real Companhia Velha)

Quinta das Carvalhas Vinhas Velhas

9.14 ratings
-no pro ratings
Douro, Portugal
Red Blend
Game, Baking Spices, Duck, Goose, Potato, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Rice, Exotic Spices, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Onion, Chicken, Pork, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Soft Cheese, Mushrooms, Tomato-Based, Turkey, Veal, Hard Cheese
Top Notes For
Joe Gillies

Highly recommended if you are interested in trying a Portuguese wine.
Big dark fruits, coffee, toast, charcoal, ...so many flavors changing over time. Tannins are still prominent so a decant is recommended.
Finish goes on and on....

Highly recommended if you are interested in trying a Portuguese wine.
Big dark fruits, coffee, toast, charcoal, ...so many flavors changing over time. Tannins are still prominent so a decant is recommended.
Finish goes on and on....

1 person found it helpfulJan 19th, 2018
David E

Enormous. This has stuffing for excellent drinking in the now-to-5-years range but I'm not sure its built for the long haul. Give it good long decant and get it below room temp.

Enormous. This has stuffing for excellent drinking in the now-to-5-years range but I'm not sure its built for the long haul. Give it good long decant and get it below room temp.

1 person found it helpfulJul 15th, 2017
Ari Newman

Really solid Portuguese varietal, Francisca. Nose brings some impressions of Barolo and Cab, but is light on tannins and has a long deep fruit finish that pairs well with a lot of food. Really enjoyed it. Has lots of life ahead of it in the bottle yet but drinking nicely now.

Really solid Portuguese varietal, Francisca. Nose brings some impressions of Barolo and Cab, but is light on tannins and has a long deep fruit finish that pairs well with a lot of food. Really enjoyed it. Has lots of life ahead of it in the bottle yet but drinking nicely now.

Nov 25th, 2018
Damien Vacherot

Damien had this 3 years ago

Damien had this 3 years ago

Jul 30th, 2016