Part of a tasting of Graham 1955, Fonseca 1966, Dow 1963, Cockburn 1963, Warre 1977, and Ramos Pinto 1985 held in Boston on Saturday 14th July 2007. The tasting began at about 7pm.
Ramos Pinto 1985
Moses Botbol had opened this bottle a week previously, put half of it into a half-bottle which had been stored in his wine fridge (hence the absence of bottle from picture). Dark purple: not black, but with much more blue and dark than a simple red. The nose slightly off: cheddar, or a Burgundy-style cheese nose, and alcohol. To taste peppery, viscous, heavy, though a short ending. Nothing like as good a bottle as that consumed in March 2007, nor that enjoyed in June 2007. A week is too long a decanting time.
1 post • Page 1 of 1