With two years maturation in oak barrels, Ramos Pinto's 2011 Vintage Port should keep for 50+ years. With a blood-red hue, this Porto is produced from the Ramos Pinto's best Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, and Tinta Barroca parcels. The nose exudes ripe fruits such as cherry, cassis, or even blackberry, as well as subtle hints of spices and wood. The palates still carries a strong built due to the wine's young age, along with lovely energy and a persistent finish.
Parker : 92 / 100 J. Robinson : 17++ / 20
Wine Advocate-Parker : The 2011 Ramos Pinto has a lifted bouquet of black cherries, creme de cassis and licorice that is intense but does not quite have the delineation of some of its peers at the moment. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, a fine line of acidity and perhaps more pedigree than the aromatics. There is splendid weight here and an engaging harmonious finish with a sprinkle of white pepper and a little clove. Affording several minutes with this sample, the nose gains clarity with aeration, so I might be inclined to give this decanting before pouring. Tasted May 2013.
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