Founded in 1880 by Adriano Ramos Pinto, this Port House has always had a pioneering spirit – from the distinctive and stylish ‘art nouveau’ advertising from the 1900s to the continuing wide ranging vineyard research with results that have benefited the whole port trade. Champagne Louis Roederer, now the majority shareholder, perpetuates this philosophy and ensures continuity in a company renowned for wine-making excellence.
Ramos Pinto holds the largest proportion of vineyards in relation to its production, giving it a high degree of control over viticultural methods and harvest timing. The house tends 187 hectares of prime vineyards in the Alto Corgo and Douro Superior areas of the famed Douro region, the mountainous valley formed by the Douro River and its tributaries.
Made from wines from the Ramos Pinto estates located in the best areas of the demarcated Douro region. A blend made from several Port wines that have been aged in casks for decades at the Ramos Pinto cellars in Vila Nova de Gaia.
Striking pale tawny amber colour with orange/brown hints and greenish hue on the rim, typical of ancient cask-aged wines. First impression is warm and charming with soft tones of cinnamon and ancient dried fruits. The initial flavours of dried fruits, almonds and hazelnut are followed by subtle, complex and ethereal wood and spice qualities. Culminates in a sweet, warm finish.
Serve at the end of a meal alone, with coffee…... or a good cigar!
Serve between 14º and 18º C. Store the bottle upright, in a cool, dry and dark place.
IWC 2014 SILVER MEDAL
Decanter: 98 POINTS, PLATINUM MEDAL DECANTER WORLD WINE AWARDS 2019
“This sings from the glass with a sweet spice, marmalade, molasses, clove, nutty, toffee, caramel and balsamic perfume. Very complex array of flavours including roasted coffee, scorched earth, fig and walnut. A distinctive style, done very well. High impressive.”
The Wine Advocate: 94 POINTS
February 28, 2019, Mark Squires
“The NV RP 30 Year Old Tawny Port was bottled in February 2018 with a bar-top cork and 140 grams of residual sugar. The winery produces around 5,500 liters per annum of this 30 Year (typically, they do not make a 40). On opening, it’s all about the sweetness, but this is remarkably fresh and elegant. Although the sweet finish obscures the complexity at first, this typically is where you are most likely to get it in the Ramos Pinto lineup of tawnies, and eventually you do (particularly the next day). Once it shakes off the bottle slumber, this 30 Year Tawny demonstrates that it is also the most tightly wound and most intense of the winery’s submissions this issue. That means that it is pretty fine, and in a great place. This is lovely and exciting, more or less along the lines of the last couple of releases that I saw.”
Wine Enthusiast: 94 POINTS
February 1, 2019, Roger Voss
“Very concentrated and with great richness, this is a real meditation wine . Its intensity and old-wood character are magnificent and pronounced while never losing sight of the rich wine behind it. It can be drunk now.”
Wine Spectator: 93 POINTS
December 31, 2018, James Molesworth
“Flattering in feel, with toffee, sesame, date and green tea notes in front of a plump dried peach and date core. A twinge of sandalwood through the finish adds some tension. Drink now. 130 cases imported.”
Wine Spectator: 93 POINTS
November 30, 2017, James Molesworth
“This is alluring, with whiffs of warm date, green tea and walnut backed by juicy fig bread and salted caramel flavors. The racy, focused finish lets a singed juniper note glide through.”
Wine & Spirits: 93 POINTS
“Fully mature, luscious and fat, this has the dark bitterness of tobacco and espresso to balance its richness. Ignacio Monclus of Brooklyn’s Camperdown Elm suggested it would take the place of a spirit after dinner: “It has the noble wood, classic and on the dry side.”
Douro Valley, Portugal
A blend of grape varieties from old vines