Ramos Pinto Quinta do Bom Retiro 20 Year Tawny Porto | 94 POINTS

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$69.99
SKU:
7781
UPC:
769692000148
Size:
750ML
Vintage:
Non Vintage
Points:
94
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Product Overview

The Ramos Pinto Quinta do Bom Retiro 20 Year Tawny Porto has a tawny color with a yellow halo that signifies an advanced stage of maturity. This is the genuine color of a 20-year-old cask-aged wine. It has a warm red color with a slight orange tone at the bottom of the glass. There is a lively aroma with a velvety texture. The aromas include those of fruit (grapefruit, apricot, almond, hazelnut and cocoa bean); wood (vanilla, old Port wine casks and phenol);
roasted aromas such as cinnamon, caramel, and coffee; and ethereal aromas of stearin and iodine. Smooth and dry in the mouth, the wine is complemented by a rich and generous persistence of flavor. It has a fine and delicious attack. The elegance of the first contact with the palate is maintained through a complex sequence of ripe and dried fruits and nuts in a fresh and licorice-like harmony.

Varietal Composition: Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca, Tinto Câo
Appellation: Douro DOC
Aging: Average age of 20 years in wood
Residual Sugar: 122.3 g/L

94 Points - Wine Enthusiast
"Old gold in color, this is the most complete style of aged tawny. The long barrel aging (in old barrels) has given concentration, a touch of oxidation and a wonderful spicy character. It is rich, luscious and beautifully ready to drink." -RV, 2/1/19

92 Points - Wine Spectator
"A plump and engaging tawny, with caramel, toffee, cinnamon and fruitcake notes weaving around the mulled cherry and plum fruit. Toasted sesame flavors show on the warm finish. Drink now. 380 cases imported." -JM, 12/31/18

92 Points - Wine Advocate
"The NV Rp 20 Year Old Tawny Port Quinta do Bom Retiro is a single-quinta tawny coming in with 130 grams of residual sugar and a bar-top cork. It was bottled in May 2018. The sugar level is a little higher this year than on the last one I saw, and this is on the sweet side on opening. This finishes, predictably, with a sweet edge at that point, but it also has a somewhat sharp edge because the spirits are a bit noticeable early on, not completely covered up by the sugar. This and the last release that I saw both had some brandy-nuanced overtones on opening and release, but both improved over a couple of days. They were just a bit disjointed on opening. To be sure, I opened up a 2017 bottling to taste next to this. If nothing else, a year under cork and in the bottle seemed to help it, and I slightly preferred it. After a few days (as much as four) in the fridge, both wines became smoother and much better balanced. (Never let anyone tell you that aged tawnies do not change with time—they evolve more slowly, depending on how long they were aged, but they evolve.) For the rest, the mid-palate shows good depth. This 20 Year certainly has more intensity and concentration than the 10 Year but not quite its bright feel. There's not a lot of complexity on opening, but the sugar obscures a little of that at first. That changes dramatically with time, as did the impression of brandy nuances popping up too frequently. Overall, this is both a serious and hedonistic 20 Year that will have people drooling. Ramos Pinto produces around 15,000 liters per year of this 20 Year Tawny." -MS, 2/28/19

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