1997 Ramos Pinto

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1997 Ramos Pinto

Post by jdaw1 » 20:07 Tue 17 Feb 2009

1997 Ramos Pinto: the label curiously devoid of hyphens. It took three attempts with the garrote to open it, but at 2pm we were underway. The decanter-priming sample opaque red-red-back, and nosing of lots of stewed fruit Vesuvio prunes. To taste big: astringency, prune fruit, then heat throughout the long ending. Large.

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Re: 1997 Ramos Pinto

Post by Glenn E. » 23:35 Tue 17 Feb 2009

jdaw1 wrote:the label curiously devoid of hyphens
:?:

I've yet to see a bottle of Ramos Pinto that uses a hyphen in the name. Or are you referring to something else?
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Re: 1997 Ramos Pinto

Post by DRT » 23:58 Tue 17 Feb 2009

Glenn E. wrote:
jdaw1 wrote:the label curiously devoid of hyphens
:?:

I've yet to see a bottle of Ramos Pinto that uses a hyphen in the name. Or are you referring to something else?
http://www.ramospinto.pt is also devoid of hyphens but this label is not...

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I have many more examples of the name being hyphenated on labels and in books. There seems to be only one course of action to take, so I will take it.

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Re: 1997 Ramos Pinto

Post by jdaw1 » 01:50 Wed 18 Feb 2009

With apologies for interrupting this fascinating conversation amongst our resident punctuation pedants, but it is time to go back to the juice. :QuotePedant: Still very big; very fruit forward blackcurrants especially; and large though not as large as earlier promised. Reasonable acidity, but a little light on tannins. Drink in half a decade or so.

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Re: 1997 Ramos Pinto

Post by Glenn E. » 02:11 Wed 18 Feb 2009

It sounds pretty good to me since I like light tannins, and gives me hope that my hyphenless 1994 will also be good.

I have several (-1) bottles of Ramos Pinto Quinta do Bom Retiro 20-yr Old Tawny from at least 3 different shipments that are all hyphenless as well. As is the Ramos Pinto branded IVdP Port glass that was filled from the recently opened bottle.
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