1985 Ramos Pinto

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1985 Ramos Pinto

Post by jdaw1 » 23:49 Sat 23 Jun 2007

Having rather enjoyed the Ramos Pinto at my 1985 horizontal in March, I bought Soho Wines’ entire stock, that being a mere three bottles, for the trifling sum of $55 each.
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Cork extracted easily with screwpull. Decanted through muslin, with lots of purple mixed with red, a modicum of fine sediment, and a fine nose. In the glass the colour was slightly more purple that the picture below renders on my Mac, but it captures the richness of the red.
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Nosing and tasting of lots of luscious fruit. The mouth-fell slightly oily—but in a good way, like mango or lychee—and luscious.


Some five hours, two bottles of London Pride and a picnic in the park later, it was slightly less fruitily rich in the mouth. But still great mouthfeel, Parker-style fruit bomb, and a lovely bottle. Second glass picture shows, correctly, no change in the colour.
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Conclusions:
  • RP85 = :-)
  • Short decanting time
Also see later tasting of RP85 in July 2007.
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Post by DRT » 00:23 Sun 24 Jun 2007

Great tn, jdaw1

Sounds like you got yourself a great buy. Great to see the colour and the cork. You have now set the new standard for TPF TNs !

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RP85 at T+30H

Post by jdaw1 » 01:55 Mon 25 Jun 2007

The following day, from an unchilled decanter that alas seemed to be empty after pouring but one glass: still a fine port with good tannins and mouth-fillingness. Better on day 1 though.

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Re: RP85 at T+30H

Post by DRT » 01:59 Mon 25 Jun 2007

jdaw1 wrote:from an unchilled decanter that alas seemed to be empty after pouring but one glass:
Amazing, I thought that only happened to me :shock:

I think there may be some port fairy's [sorry] out there who keep draining our decanters :?

Derek

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You might or might not be a fairy, even of the port variety.

Post by jdaw1 » 02:03 Mon 25 Jun 2007

Derek T. wrote:I think there may be some port fairy's [sorry] out there who keep draining our decanters
You might or might not be a fairy, even of the port variety. But this is a family bulletin board so we don’t want to be told. ;-)

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Post by DRT » 02:07 Mon 25 Jun 2007

Rule 25: No Mythicalcreatureism :wink:

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could other posters of TN consider themselves encouraged to…

Post by jdaw1 » 03:21 Mon 25 Jun 2007

Good reply.

Back to the main subject, please could other posters of TN consider themselves encouraged to include photographs of bottle, cork, and—most importantly—port.

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