Real Companhia Velha was founded on the 10th of September 1756 by Royal Charter of King D. José I, under the auspices of his Prime Minister, Sebastião José de Carvalho e Melo, the Count of Oeiras and Marquis of Pombal. By 1781 the company was known as Royal Oporto in England. In 1960, with the support of the banker Pinto de Magalhães, Manuel da Silva Reis acquires the majority of the company and assumes its leadership.
Estimated cost of this Real Companhia Velha Vintage Port 1983 bottle of 750 ml at 20% is 50 Euro.
Taste notes right after decanting
Aroma is dominated by alcohol with a thin fruit to it.
Thin rosa in the colour with brown notes.
Strong and spicey in the mouth, warmth from alcohol and tannin with a slight sweet after taste.
Intermediate rating 86 / 100
Taste notes 3 hours after decating
Less alcohol in the aroma and the fruit notes have gained more strength.
Colour has gained more weight and is more red now.
Good tannin and fruit balance in the taste. After taste has notes of
Intermediate rating 89 / 100
Taste notes 22 hours after decanting
Clear dark red in the colour, no more haziness.
Good spicy aroma with a dark mysterious fruit to it.
Tannin are still alive and the after taste has grown in length.
Overall rating 91 / 100
Taste notes 48 hours after decanting
Tannin has gone soft and the fruit notes and taste experience has in general become weak.