Sarah Ahmed has chosen Ramos Pinto Duas Quintas Tinto 2011 (Douro DOC) as her wine of the month on her blog, The Wine Detective!
Ahmed described her reasons for choosing this wine:
“This year the Duas Quintas brand is 25 years old. It was one of the Douro’s pioneering table wines and, as last month’s verticals of both white and red revealed, Vintage Port years were a real stand out.
In the exceptional 2011 vintage, this the junior Tinto is a markedly deep hue with a youthfully pink rim still. A youthfulness which is reinforced by a formidably concentrated, still tightly coiled palate with prodigious ripe tannins to match. This will go some distance. It reveals exotic hints of coriander spice and bergamot dark currant/berry and chocolate palate as it opens up. Great structure – an outstanding wine!”
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