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2013 Ramos Pinto Late Bottled Vintage Port

2013 Ramos Pinto Late Bottled Vintage Port

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$239.94 (Case 6 x 750ml)

Portugal
2013
750ml
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$239.94
Portugal
2013
750ml
  • THE BRIEF
  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • WHO MADE IT?
  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • THE BRIEF
  • Late Bottled Vintage Port comes from one single year and one single harvest. Whereas its richer cousin, Vintage Port, is bottled in the second year after vinification, this wine, as the name suggests, is bottled later - usually between the fourth and sixth years.

    This extra development in barrel makes LBVs easier to approach when young, but usually means they won't last as long in the cellar as Vintage Ports.

  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • The grapes from our Quintas of Ervamoira and Bom Retiro are harvested by hand in small containers and taken to the lagar to be crushed by foot. Fermentation lasted around 3 to 5 days, producing a wine with excellent extract. It was aged in Vila Nova de Gaia, in casks of approximately 15,000 litres. The blend was made in February 2017 and bottled in June of the same year. The 2013 LBV is a traditional LBV, without any hot or cold treatment, unfiltered, thus preserving the full potential of the existing fruit, as well as a long ageing potential.

    WHAT SHOULD YOU EXPECT?


    Left to breathe for a little while, this smooth yet powerful LBV port offers massive, single-minded fruit. Ripe, juicy blackberries are foremost on a pallet supported by tart tannins and a thick, slightly sharp blackcurrant undertow. These open up further to vibrant, floral depth and more gentle dark fruit in the slow fadeout. This wonderful port will only get better with time, too.

  • WHO MADE IT?
  • The House was founded by Adriano Ramos Pinto in 1880. The excellent quality of the wines and the innovative packaging, supported by an advertising campaign based on posters by some of the most famous artists of the time, led to the early success and notoriety of Ramos Pinto. Today, as majority shareholders, the Louis Roederer Family Group perpetuates the policy of quality by continuing to invest in varietal research and viticultural methods combined with respect for tradition and service. Among Port producers, Ramos Pinto has the largest holding of estate vineyards proportionate to wine produced. The Quintas are located in the delimited areas of Cima-Corgo for Quinta do Bom-Retiro and Quinta do Urtiga, and Douro Superior for Quinta da Ervamoira.

  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • 92 POINTS

    MARK SQUIRES - WINE ADVOCATE


    The 2013 Late Bottled Vintage Port is a traditional LBV, unfiltered and bottled with a long cork in 2017. It is a blend of 51% Touriga Franca and 36% Touriga Nacional, the rest being Sousão and a field blend. It comes in with 95 grams per liter of residual sugar. When I saw this the first time around, when it was not quite bottled, it seemed rather fruity and forward for a relatively dry LBV. With some time in the bottle, that has changed, as I expected. It shows beautiful structure now, real but controlled tannins. The fruit has dried a little to give this a somewhat sterner feel, but its exuberant beginnings are nicely replaced by a more nuanced finish laced with blackberries and dried herbs. There are some cistus aromatics up front too. This should develop more over the next 5-10 years and hold for another decade or more beyond that, without problem. This is another fine LBV from Ramos Pinto.'