1967 Roeda Vintage
User Tasting Notes
|Notes:||I purchaed this bottle several years ago on a trip to Lisbon, Portugal. Although the bottle and especially the cork were in bad shape, I had to purchase it as it was the year of my birth.|
After holding on to it for several years, we decided to open it up as the cork was getting worse and I wanted to celebrate a promotion.
The cork came out reasonly well, but it was very saturated with liquid. Being careful not to move the bottle too much and disturd the LARGE amount of setiment at the bottom, we started to pour it.
The colour was a beautiful light amber and it smelled like apricots and raisins. We let it breathe for a little bit before we went back and tasted.
It had robust alcohol, but not overpowering. At first the alcohol was bold, but then then it went silky. Dry and sweet without any tartness. VERY smooth without any aftertaste.
There was some pepper and some tannins, but I think that the tannins had started disipating after 34 years (2004-1967+2) in the bottle, so it might have been even better 5 to 10 years ago.
While I've had better Ports (eg. 1980, 1985), this old Port is to remember for its light amber colour and smoothness. I picked it up for 89 euros and it was very worth it, even with the risk of a faulty cork.