1985 Ramos Pinto

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
Forum rules
Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
Post Reply
User avatar
jdaw1
Cockburn 1900
Posts: 20534
Joined: 15:03 Thu 21 Jun 2007
Location: London
Contact:

1985 Ramos Pinto

Post by jdaw1 » 13:00 Mon 13 Oct 2014


User avatar
jdaw1
Cockburn 1900
Posts: 20534
Joined: 15:03 Thu 21 Jun 2007
Location: London
Contact:

Re: 1985 Ramos Pinto

Post by jdaw1 » 13:22 Mon 13 Oct 2014

Image

User avatar
jdaw1
Cockburn 1900
Posts: 20534
Joined: 15:03 Thu 21 Jun 2007
Location: London
Contact:

Re: 1985 Ramos Pinto

Post by jdaw1 » 13:22 Mon 13 Oct 2014

Image

User avatar
jdaw1
Cockburn 1900
Posts: 20534
Joined: 15:03 Thu 21 Jun 2007
Location: London
Contact:

Re: 1985 Ramos Pinto

Post by jdaw1 » 13:23 Mon 13 Oct 2014

Image

User avatar
jdaw1
Cockburn 1900
Posts: 20534
Joined: 15:03 Thu 21 Jun 2007
Location: London
Contact:

Re: 1985 Ramos Pinto

Post by jdaw1 » 13:23 Mon 13 Oct 2014

Image

User avatar
jdaw1
Cockburn 1900
Posts: 20534
Joined: 15:03 Thu 21 Jun 2007
Location: London
Contact:

Re: 1985 Ramos Pinto

Post by jdaw1 » 13:16 Tue 21 Oct 2014

RP85 decanted 13:05. Cork very wet, extracted whole, branded Ramos Pinto 1985 (no hyphen).

Bright red, 40% opaque. Nose red cherries. Palate bright and fresh, fruit like nose, some cloying stickiness, and in good shape.

User avatar
jdaw1
Cockburn 1900
Posts: 20534
Joined: 15:03 Thu 21 Jun 2007
Location: London
Contact:

Re: 1985 Ramos Pinto

Post by jdaw1 » 14:31 Tue 21 Oct 2014

Image
Image
Image

User avatar
jdaw1
Cockburn 1900
Posts: 20534
Joined: 15:03 Thu 21 Jun 2007
Location: London
Contact:

Re: 1985 Ramos Pinto

Post by jdaw1 » 14:31 Tue 21 Oct 2014

Image

User avatar
jdaw1
Cockburn 1900
Posts: 20534
Joined: 15:03 Thu 21 Jun 2007
Location: London
Contact:

Re: 1985 Ramos Pinto

Post by jdaw1 » 12:11 Wed 22 Oct 2014

RP85, decanted 13:05. Dark dark red, 80% opaque. Nose had more structure than fruit. Palate lighter than the ’80/’82/’83.

The RP85 bought in 2007 from Vickers Liquors was richer and bigger. Is this bottle variation, or is it time to be drinking most of one’s stocks of RP85? If the latter task, you may be sure that my household is well ahead on that task.

User avatar
flash_uk
Dow 1980
Posts: 2747
Joined: 20:02 Thu 13 Feb 2014
Location: London

Re: 1985 Ramos Pinto

Post by flash_uk » 13:24 Thu 23 Oct 2014

Decanted 6 hours. 80% opacity dark red. No notes on the nose. In the mouth, thin and light compared to the 80/82/83. But some chocolate in there and it has good balance. Perfectly nice port to drink and I'm sure it will develop further. Look forward to another bottle in a few years.

User avatar
djewesbury
Graham’s 1970
Posts: 8154
Joined: 20:01 Mon 31 Dec 2012
Location: Belfast
Contact:

Re: 1985 Ramos Pinto

Post by djewesbury » 00:41 Sat 25 Oct 2014

Deep ruby with a hint of lighter pink, narrow rim, about 60% opaque. A nose very similar to the 83; fruit. This had no tannin at all, very drinkable, very soft, very lovely, but no grip.
Daniel J.
delete.. delete.. *sigh*.. delete...

User avatar
AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
Posts: 11915
Joined: 13:41 Mon 25 Jun 2007
Location: Berkshire, UK

Re: 1985 Ramos Pinto

Post by AHB » 09:46 Wed 12 Nov 2014

Mature red colour, deep red but with some bricking; 90% opaque. Dusty nose with attractive candied fruit. Sweet fruit entry with a lovely ripe tannic structure giving a full, rich mouthfeel that feels like a mouthful of quality chocolate. Dry tannins and lots of fruit on the finish. Great length of lovely chewy sweet fruit. Nice port with a lot more development ahead of it. 91/100. Drunk 21-Oct-14. Decanted 8½ hours.
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
2017 Ports of the year: Fonseca 1927 and Quinta do Noval 1927

Post Reply