Ramos Pinto Collector Reserva Port - Carlo Russo Wine & Spirit World
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Ramos Pinto Collector Reserva Port
SKU: 51116

Ramos Pinto Collector Reserva Port

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750ml
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Category Port
Region Portugal, Douro
Brand Ramos Pinto
Alcohol/vol 19.5%
The pale-red rim around the glass is the only visible sign of maturity. The initially opaque core develops into a translucent dark red and finishes with an intense red at the bottom of the glass. Its aromatic characteristics are similar to that of the vintage due to the potency of its dominant and dense fruit, revealing incredibly ripe aromas of dried plum, fig, blackberry, raspberry and cherry. The attack is smooth and a full, balanced sensation of sweetness can be noted on the palate. Its ripe fruit is deliciously revealed to us, enhancing the most volatile and developed retro nasal aromas. Its persistence is noteworthy. It is a perfect match with chocolate and medium-bodied cheeses. It is also an excellent accompaniment to wild game dishes, especially duck. It can be served with desserts made with red fruits or a mille-feuille of fresh cheese and ham.
Wine Advocate
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The NV Collector Porto Reserva is an unfiltered Port coming in with 99 grams per liter of residual sugar and a bar-top cork. It was aged about five years in large, well-used wooden vats (25+ years old). This Reserva takes Tinta Roriz and Touriga Franca from Ramos Pinto's Quinta da Ervamoira and Tinta Barroca from its Quinta do Bom Retiro. (A field blend from Bom Retiro fills out the blend.) This particular bottle was from the August 30, 2018 bottling (lot number L-18242A). Winemaker Ana Rosas told me that this "doesn't undergo any type of treatment, no fining, cold stabilized, nothing. It's only a blend of different wines of several ages, some young, some quite mature. The wines can age in wood (balseiros) and in cement or in both....We release our first 'Collector' with a proper cork and the wine used to age [beautifully], something between LBV and Crusted, but the market...didn't want a proper cork...The wine has the capacity to age but with this bar top no more than four to five years. After that, the wine will be good but will lose fruit."

Mark Squires, January 2019
Wine Spectator
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Features a tannic snap to the firm and chewy cola, beet root and wild berry flavors, with a note of underbrush on the finish. Drink now. 3,250 cases made.

Kim Marcus, 2013
Wine Enthusiast
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Full, rich and on the dry side, this is loaded with ripe berry flavors, and it has a core of firm tannins and a touch of acidity. It finishes dry.

Roger Voss, April 1, 2013