1997 Ramos Pinto

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jdaw1
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1997 Ramos Pinto

Post by jdaw1 » 17:03 Mon 06 Oct 2014

RP97, as a quality control for a forthcoming tasting. Cork was dry and going to crumble, and wouldn’t be pushed in, so was tonged. At D+20 minutes: dark red, 90% opaque; nose mint, and a dark fruit behind. Palate starts light with a little heat, becoming mid-weight in mid palate. Short ending. There is fruit, dark cherry perhaps, but not a lot. Pleasant enough, but I think I prefer the Graham Crusted bottled 1998 — which is also cheaper.

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Re: 1997 Ramos-Pinto

Post by djewesbury » 20:57 Tue 07 Oct 2014

Oh you've really whetted my appetite. Thanks.
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Re: 1997 Ramos-Pinto

Post by DaveRL » 22:05 Tue 07 Oct 2014

The RP97 showed well amongst the other 97s. The 97s with crumbly corks, of which there seem subjectively to be (too) many, show poorly, so perhaps this one was somehow flawed?

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