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Quinta Das Carvalhas LBV – Late Bottled Vintage 2010

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Real Companhia Velha was founded on the 10th of September 1756 by Royal Charter of King D. José I and have produced port ever since.

Quinta das Carvalhas is a property in the Douro Valley. Written references regarding this vineyard can be traced back to 1759.

Estimated cost of this Late Bottled Vintage from 2010 bottle of 750 ml is 25 Euro.

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Medium clarity of this black to dark red port.

Forceful and suitable aroma, spicy in a good way and pure in the nose.

Medium bodied, yet dry and alive from tannin. Sweet fruit in the end.

Light body, dry but still within what is suitable, good fruit that is harmonic with a fine after taste of raisins. A good ready to drink wine that does a overall fine impression on balance.

Overall rating 88 / 100

Cálem – Late bottled vintage 2007

GS6A1791From left to right: LBV2007, LBV1997, 20 year Tawny and Fine Ruby.

To learn more about Cálem, read my article from visiting the wine producer: Visiting Calem in Porto

I tasted this late bottled vintage 2007 port at Cálem in Porto, Portugal.

Colour is a deep purple that could go right into black.

The aroma have a weak fruit to it.

The taste is dry with a fresh fruit to it. A weak dried fruit to the after taste, no other notes to it. It needs more time on the bottle. Cálem LBV wines are semi filtered so it can age and will get better with time.

Overall rating 84 / 100

Cálem – Late bottled vintage 1997

GS6A1791From left to right: LBV2007, LBV1997, 20 year Tawny and Fine Ruby.

To learn more about Cálem, read my article from visiting the wine producer: Visiting Calem in Porto

I tasted this late bottled vintage 1997 port at Cálem in Porto, Portugal.

Colour is a deep red with brown notes to it.

The aroma is a good dried fruits.

The taste is sweet with a long after taste of dried fruit and a subtle oak.

Overall rating 87 / 100