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Trinkempfehlung: 2016 - 2040
“The 1983 Vintage Port, part of this issue's vertical, is friendly, lush and sweet, although there is still plenty of pop on the finish. Balanced and serious, its structure should allow this to continue to evolve and acquire more complexity. I doubt that it will ever be as fully rewarding as the 1970 in this vertical, but it is pretty good nonetheless, with an overachiever feel.
This issue isn't particularly focused on oldies for Port, but October is my typical "oldies" time and Ramos Pinto provides us with some seriously old library wines here. It starts with the 1880 Porto Velho (the technical name for it; it cannot be called a Vintage Port as it predates the creation of the Port Wine Institute). Then, we add some Vintage Ports from the modern era in a nice vertical, along with other oldies. This is an intriguing collection if you're a Port lover. Needless to say, the very old wines are library wines that are mostly interesting data points rather than items for sale. In terms of drinking windows, it is fair to say that with wines that age this long, end-date windows are more place holders for a general view of an era than precise dates. Take them as such.
Finally, here's an extra for you: If you wonder how you open Ports of extreme age, check out my Facebook video from Ramos Pinto's lodge, showing how they opened that 1880. The voice in the background is Jorge Rosas in Portuguese, but it is mainly silent. (The video was posted June 11, 2016, so you may need to scroll down the page quite a bit.)”
|Wine type:||red wine|
|Grape varieties:||Tinto Cao, Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional|
|alcohol:||20,0 % vol|
|Drinking temperature:||16-18 °C|
|Review Parker:||94/100 Pkt.|
|Level:||"Into Neck" = very good condition|
|Condition label:||very good condition|
|Producer/ bottler:||Ramos-Pinto Vinhos SA, Apartado 1320, PT Vila Nova de Gaia|