1994 Ramos Pinto Ervamoira

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uncle tom
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1994 Ervamoira (Ramos Pinto) vintage port

Post by uncle tom » 17:37 Tue 29 Apr 2008

Decanted three hours ago.

In the glass a dark purple-red colour. Rather subdued nose.

On the palate it does the great '94 party trick of having strong fruit masking the tannins, making a relatively young wine quite approachable.

Good wine, if a little too young still - a player to challenge the biggest names.

More anon..

Tom
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Post by DRT » 18:12 Tue 29 Apr 2008

Child killer :shock:


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Post by uncle tom » 23:36 Tue 29 Apr 2008

Child killer
Yes, I'm retreating from the young stuff - I might do a V96 and Co94 before the year's out, plus the odd '91 & '85 - but overall, I expect to average well over 30yrs on my casual quaffing..

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Post by DRT » 23:42 Tue 29 Apr 2008

You need to check out Erik's Poll on FTLOP where you slagged him off for opening young stuff.

You've talked yourself into a Ventozelo 2000 on Saturday :lol: :lol:

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Post by uncle tom » 10:21 Wed 30 Apr 2008

14 years is not excessively young for a very forward vintage like '94, but for a middle to long haul vintage like '00, 8 years is far too soon.

I will probably pop a stray '00 in four or five years time to see how the vintage is developing, but I doubt they'll be fit for mainstream consumption before 2025.

Tom
I may be drunk, Miss, but in the morning I shall be sober and you will still be ugly - W.S. Churchill

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