1994 Ramos Pinto

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1994 Ramos Pinto VP

Post by DRT » 21:23 Sat 08 Mar 2008

Drunk on this evening...

Decanted 27 Hours
Dark cherry nose with a little heat. Very dark and completely opaque with very thick tears on the glass. Thick mouthfeel with lots of black fruits and enormous amounts of tannin. Very dry but long finish leaves the cheeks watering but the lips and tongue very dry. Very yummy but no-where near ready to show it's best.

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Post by RonnieRoots » 22:59 Sat 08 Mar 2008

Good to hear. I only had this port one time and it was a bit of a disappointment then. Could have been just closed.

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Post by DRT » 23:03 Sat 08 Mar 2008

AHB and I had it on Thursday night in Dublin accompanied by a Cockburn 47 and a Vesuvio 97. I felt that both this and the V97 suffered from the company as they were very tannic. That's why I decanted this so early but it is still a big tannic brute of a wine even after 29 hours.

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Post by AHB » 23:14 Sat 08 Mar 2008

Any chance of attempting an Uncle Tom score for the wine?
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Post by DRT » 23:18 Sat 08 Mar 2008

AHB wrote:Any chance of attempting an Uncle Tom score for the wine?
It is difficult, and somewhat irrelevant, with so much snot in my head but I would stick this in the 3rd quartile for immediate gratification with at least 20 years of good drinking ahead of it.

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Post by DRT » 00:01 Sun 09 Mar 2008

I've spent the last hour and a half drinking beer and have gone back to this to see if it has changed. It hasn't.

If you have any of this wine in your cellar stick it away marked:

DO NOT OPEN UNTIL THE ROOTS ARE BACK FROM OMAN

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Post by DRT » 23:46 Sun 09 Mar 2008

+55 Hours
Dark cherry nose more pronounced now with no heat. Seems to have lost a little weight but is still incredibly tannic. The finish seems even drier than I remember it from all previous tastings. I enjoyed this better last night as it seemed smoother and thicker in the mouth. I still have quite a bit of this bottle left so may try to keep some for tomorrow to see where it goes, but no promises :roll:

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Post by DRT » 00:48 Thu 13 Mar 2008

For one reason or the other I haven't been back to this decanter for 3 days. Since decanting, it has been stored at 12C in an open topped magnum ships decanter.

+5 Days
Nothing on the nose. Still thick and smooth with no heat to speak of. Some blackcurrant and aniceed and then, yes, you've guessed it, tannic dryness :roll:

The finish is not so long as before and the tannins not nearly so aggressive but they are still around. Based on the experience I have had with this bottle I would say: if you really feel that you have to open one now, drink it at around 24 hours from decanting.

Nice port and a definate keeper for 10 to 20 years.

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