Ramos Pinto, 2009

Ramos Pinto, 2009

Late Bottled Vintage Port presented in carton box

Description and Reviews:
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - 93 Points
The 2009 Late Bottled Vintage Port, bottled in November, 2013, is a blend of 70% Touriga Nacional and 25% Touriga Franca, plus some dollops of Sousão and Tinta da Barca. It comes in at 94 grams per liter of residual sugar. Compared to its older predecessors in this vertical, this was rather hard to drink until it was retried a few days later. The mid-palate concentration is about the same, but the power on this youthful wine is another issue. The tannins are rather drying and aggressive on first pour, even if the big fruit is also front-and-center. It is certainly a very different vision of LBV Port than a lot of people will be accustomed to, but it does begin to come around with extended aeration (and a couple of days in the fridge). Fragrant and laced with strong fruit flavors, this ultimately showed beautifully. It really needs some more time in the cellar, but it is approachable if you give it some aeration.

Condition Report:

Excellent

Bottle size:

75cl

ABV:

20

Drink Type:

Late Bottled Vintage Port, Vintage Port

Stock:

Out of Stock

Price:

£21.95    inc UK VAT (where applicable) *