1992 Ramos Pinto LBV (unfiltered)

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uncle tom
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1992 Ramos Pinto LBV (unfiltered)

Post by uncle tom » 16:01 Mon 01 Sep 2008

One of five bottles bought earlier this year.

Decanted cleanly off it's sediment, and immediately approachable.

Very sound wine, nicely mature with great depth of colour, and showing much better than recent VP encounters from this vintage.

Good to drink now; I see no reason to either hasten or delay my consumption of the other bottles.

This could easily be passed off as a VP, so excellent value and worth looking out for.

Tom
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Re: 1992 Ramos Pinto LBV (unfiltered)

Post by benread » 22:31 Mon 01 Sep 2008

uncle tom wrote:One of five bottles bought earlier this year.

Decanted cleanly off it's sediment, and immediately approachable.

Very sound wine, nicely mature with great depth of colour, and showing much better than recent VP encounters from this vintage.

Good to drink now; I see no reason to either hasten or delay my consumption of the other bottles.

This could easily be passed off as a VP, so excellent value and worth looking out for.
Tom
Were these 5 bottles found in a retailer or at an auction? If retailer, can you divulge where?

Thank you.
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Re: 1992 Ramos Pinto LBV (unfiltered)

Post by DRT » 22:39 Mon 01 Sep 2008

benread wrote: Were these 5 bottles found in a retailer or at an auction?
Tom+Retailer = Matter+Anti-matter or Oil+Water or JDAW+Ruby Port

Just a hunch, but I suspect these were bought at auction for a few pence each :wink:
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Re: 1992 Ramos Pinto LBV (unfiltered)

Post by uncle tom » 12:24 Tue 02 Sep 2008

Just a hunch
Hunch correct - part of a mixed lot that included a few odd bottles of RP VP as well.

Several merchants list the more recent RP LBV's, but they are retailed at around the £15 mark, which is too heavy for my liking.

Not a lot of LBV comes to auction, but when it does, the big name wines tend to sell for around £6-£7 each, and the less well known for £5-£6. Age counts for nothing up to 25 years, and unfiltered wines carry little premium.

I am adequately stocked on LBV at the moment, but I'll carry on putting in low, long shot bids when the opportunity arises - for the common good! :D

Tom
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