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Ramos Pinto "Quinta de Ervamoira" 10 Year Old Tawny Port

SKU #1020662 91 points Decanter

 Caramelised demerara sugar aromas lead to nicely defined, rich, spicy flavours of dried fruit and caramel, with a little Douro bake and spirit on the lengthy finish. (panel)  (8/2017)

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The NV Quinta da Ervamoira Tawny RP 10 Year Old Port comes in at 106 grams per liter of residual sugar. This is the new 2015 bottling. Beautifully focused and balanced, this has fine mid-palate weight for the category and a complex medley of concentrated flavors on the finish. Quite gripping, it is beautifully done and rather impressive, while always remaining graceful and impeccably balanced. There is very respectable tension on the finish, too, that enlivens the wine. Taste this in isolation and you'll think my score is pretty stingy, but remember that there does need to be some headroom when we step up to the long-aged Tawny treasures. This may have been my favorite 10 Year Tawny this issue. (MS)  (12/2015)

91 points Wine Spectator

 Pretty, with sandalwood, warm raisin and toffee hints weaving around a core of gently mulled cherry and plum fruit flavors. The sandalwood edge extends through the stylish finish. (JM)  (12/2018)

90 points Wine & Spirits

 In 1974, Ramos Pinto purchased this property in the far-eastern Douro Superior, where João Nicolau de Almeida researched what would become the five recommended varieties for planting in the Douro. Four of those varieties—touriga nacional, touriga franca, tinta roriz and tinta barroca—produce this single-quinta Tawny, a wine that shows the arid heat of the region in its notes of figs and pear liqueur. With its tart apple acidity and walnut-like tannins providing focus and structure, it’s a clean and simple pleasure for a cheese plate.  (12/2018)

Jancis Robinson

 Deep tawny colour. Figs and dried fruit to the fore in the aroma, the same flavour on the palate but with notable freshness – more citrus. Classic Ervamoira style. Rich and full flavoured on the finish but the alcohol is well integrated. (JH) 16.5/20  (5/2015)

Wine Enthusiast

 This has quite a bite with acidity and a strong cut of spirit. Flavors of dried raisins and sultana put it on the dry side of aged tawny. At the end, spice and the wood aging dominate this austere wine. (RV)  (12/2014)


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Staff Image By: Gary Westby | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 2/19/2009 | Send Email
A single-vineyard Port is an elegant way to finish any meal, and since this particular wine has already been aged 10 years in barrel, it is ready to go. One needn't worry about if suffering from oxidation either, after 10 years of slow exposure in oak, a few months re-corked in your cellar or liquor cabinet will not hurt it. This has more vintage-like power and full black fruit than your average 10 year tawny, and goes very well with cobblers and pies as well as the more traditional match with cheese.

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Other Red Wines

Country:

Portugal

- Although quite small, Portugal produces a great variety of wines ranging from light and fizzy Vinho Verde to hearty and tannic Port. Portugal is Europe's fourth-largest wine-producing region, and has been exporting its wine since the 14th century. The Douro Valley of Portugal is the original and current home for the world's finest Port. The valley spans from east of the city of Oporto all the way to the border of Spain and is the country's best known wine region. Lesser-appreciated DOCs like Bairrada and Dão area also emerging for their fine, rustic reds.
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Port

- Port is a fortified wine made by stopping the fermentation with brandy. The result is a heavy sweet wine, most often red, that is dense, rich and high in alcohol. Port is made all over the world with some great results in Australia and South Africa, but the most famous of these dessert wines come from Portugal. The great port houses (or lodges) are located along the Duoro River on the steep slate slopes high above the valley floor. There are several styles of port, including Ruby, Tawny, Vintage Character, Late Bottle Vintage, Colheita, and Single Quinta. Vintage ports are made in special years that the houses declare.