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- Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
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I've had both and I wouldn't say that. The Ramos Pinto Quinta do Bom Retiro 20 Year Old Tawny is my favorite 20-year old, and I'm not all that fond of the Quinta do Ervamoira 10 Year Old Tawny.KillerB wrote:Genuinely better than the 20yo? Note to self - buy the 10 not the 20.
Are those the same as what you're talking about?
- Taylor Quinta de Vargellas 1987
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That’s what I was wondering about, especially as I have a bottle of the Ervamoira 10-year-old open at the moment. (Though a cold means that attempting to taste it is pretty pointless)...Glenn E. wrote:Are those the same as what you're talking about?
Well, part of my tasting notes has to do with what i'm looking for in a flavor profile. I wanted a little fruit in the 10y, with a very nice balance. For me, 10y is the perfect non-VP moment between turning too almond/caramel and being too young and tannic. The 20y (in the other TN) was fine, but i would have wanted to see more mellowness @ length and a little less heat. If you are looking for a much stronger flavor and an absence of fruit, then i can understand why you'd like their 20y over the 10y and over other house's 20years.