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2013 Ramos Pinto Late Bottled Vintage Port

2013 Ramos Pinto Late Bottled Vintage Port

Its exuberant beginnings are nicely replaced by a more nuanced finish laced with blackberries and dried herbs... This is another fine LBV from Ramos Pinto.'
92 Points - Mark Squires, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

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DESCRIPTION
  • 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.

  • WINEMAKER'S NOTES


    TASTING NOTES

    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.

  • REVIEWS

    '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'
    92 Points - Mark Squires, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate