Real Vinicola Vintage Port 1982

GS6A6065

Real Vinicola has the longest continuous history of any of today’s producers of Duoro wines. Founded in 1889 under contract with the Portuguese government, it was entrusted with the task of selling wines from various regions in northern Portugal, including Duoro red wines and port wines.

They bought Quinta do Sibio in 1934 and has declared this as Single Quinta Vintage Port. Quinta do Sibio was known as Quinta do Jordão and was planted by Jose Joaquim Pereri Jordão in the 1860s and 1870s. The quinta was in the hands of the Jordão family until 1934 when Real Companhia Vinícola purchased it.

Real Vinicola was bought by Real Companhia Velha in 1963, but the quinta was still sold under the Real Vinicola label.

I bought this 750 ml bottle at 21% as part of a auction lot, this bottle was about 32 Euro.

It was decanted for 6 hours.

Light red see through with brown tones to the colour.

The aroma is dominated by the alcohol over a spiced dried fruits.

Tasting is warm, some tannin, a weak fruit and ends in the sweet end with a little peak of tannin.

By time the alcohol became less dominant and the taste was a bit more balanced, but not a great port.

Overall rating 85 / 100

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