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Ramos Pinto Tawny Port 20 year old

$74.99
$67.49

SKU 6969200014

750ml

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A tawny colour with a yellow halo that signifies an advanced stage of maturity. This is the genuine colour of a 20 year-old cask-aged wine. It has a warm red colour with a slight orange tone at the bottom of the glass. A lively aroma with a velvety texture. Fruit aromas: grapefruit, apricot, almond, hazelnut and cocoa bean. Wood aromas: vanilla, old Port wine casks and phenol. Roasted aromas: cinnamon, caramel, coffee. Ethereal aromas: stearin and iodine. Smooth and dry in the mouth, complemented by a rich and generous persistence of flavour. A fine and delicious attack. The elegance of the first contact with the palate is maintained through a complex sequence of ripe and dried fruits and nuts in a fresh and liquorice-like harmony.
Category Port
Varietals
Country Portugal
Region Douro
Brand Ramos Pinto
  • ws93

Wine SpectatorThis has a pretty amber hue, with complex flavors of smoke, honey, dried herbs and hazelnut. Long and rich on the finish, with zesty hints of anise and concentrated spice and toffee notes. Drink now. 700 cases imported.

Kim Marcus, June 30, 2012
  • wa92

Wine AdvocateThe NV RP 20 "Quinta do Bom Retiro" 20 Year Old Tawny Port was bottled in 2014. It comes in at 122.3 grams per liter of residual sugar and was aged in wood of varying sizes and types (Portuguese and French oak, chestnut and cherry tree). Average in concentration, this is a friendly 20-year-old that focuses on presenting a bright, sunny demeanor. Don't misunderstand, because it still is classic in its flavor profile and particularly after it settled in and was open a few days, it showed off its beautiful, old tawny nuances. It leans more, though, to lively and cheerful than the brooding and darker flavors of treacle, seared bitter chocolate and molasses. It has a wonderfully fresh feel to it and nice viscosity. Call it somewhere in between the Warre Otima and the Vallado 20 in this issue as it provides something for everyone. The crisp finish with nice tension allows the flavors to linger respectably as it airs. As always for long-aged tawnies, I put in a general end-date indicator, but they tend to last a long, long time if well stored (and there are no cork problems). It is, of course, expected to be drunk now and it does come with a bar-top cork. This is, incidentally, yet another example of how temperature affects a wine. Ordinary at room temperature, it was wonderful at 58 degrees F.

Mark Squires, February 2015