Ramos Pinto, 2017

Vintage Port
Single Bottle Includes presentation box as shown

Bottle size: 1 x 75cl

ABV: 20%

Price:

$122.65 USD

21 In Stock

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Description

Review Scores
*** 17/20 Jancis Robinson ***


Tasting Note
Deep and opaque purple centre with a narrow scarlet outer rim. A complex and mature bouquet dominated by black fruit, cherry plum and blackcurrant which surround notes of chocolate and liquorice. Delicate aromas of violets and touches of bergamot.

On the palate this is a powerful win, with density and great volume. Silky tannins are well integrated with the highly concentrated fruit. A fresh and almost never ending finish.


Jorge Rosas, CEO of Ramos Pinto, has said 2017 is “an exceptional year – the 2017s are without a doubt up there with our best vintages. We always listen to the vines and what they tell us, that has always been the Ramos way, and in 2017 we had fantastic quality in the vineyards.”

As with Symington Family Estates and Quinta do Noval who have also declared the 2017 vintage, Ramos Pinto reported a hot year and an unusually early start to the harvest.

Picking began at the same time at Quinta de Ervamoira and Bom Retiro when harvesting there is normally separated by three weeks.

The conditions led to extremely healthy but also concentrated grapes, with master blender Ana Rosas commenting: “The decision to release a Vintage Port always starts in vineyards with the quality of the fruit not in the winemaking. In 2017, the vineyards gave us fantastic quality both in Quinta de Ervamoira and Bom Retiro.”

Condition

Excellent

Reviews

*** 17/20 Jancis Robinson ***
70% Touriga Nacional, 15% Touriga Franca, 10% Sousão, plus 5% field blend from old vineyards. Foot trodden and fermented in lagares, full stems. TA 4.7 g/l, pH 3.7, RS 94 g/l.
Deepest black cherry colour. Packed with sweet blackberry and blueberry on the nose, with a touch of spiced chocolate. Chewy on the palate – tannins are dense and smooth, something to get your teeth into. But it also opens to more fragrance, the Touriga Nacional adding some floral notes a touch of bergamot though it’s the black fruit that dominates and fills the mouth, pulling in to a long and nicely dry finish. (JH)

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