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Ramos Pinto Vintage Porto 2000 750ml PORT

SKU: K52456 ISBN: 769692005006
$99.99

Wine Information:

Country: Portugal

Region: Douro

Appellation: Oporto

Variety: Tinta Barroca, Souzao, Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca

$99.99
 

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Wine Enthusiast 91 points Showing slightly better than it did a year ago when last reviewed, the 2000 boasts sweet plum fruit, ample earthiness and refined spice flavors. As vintage Ports go, it’s not the biggest or most concentrated, but shows a fine sense of harmony and balance.Wine Advocate 92 points The 2000 Vintage Port was bottled in 2002. It is a blend of 60% Touriga Nacional, 15%Tinta Roriz, 10% Tinta Barroca and 15% old vines, aged in large wooden vats (balseiros) for 18 months. It comes in at 89.2 grams per liter of residual sugar. Drinking rather well now, this has seductive texture and a balanced presentation, finishing with a touch of sugar and nuances of gracefully maturing Port. Laced with a touch of chocolate, it shows more power and grip as it airs out. When it was tasted again the next day, after plenty of air on Day 1, this showed even better, fresher and steelier. That's a good sign. It demonstrates that it has plenty of life left (hardly a surprise), but it has already acquired necessary complexity and seems fine now. Drink it or hold it. It's in a good place, but it can still improve.Decanter 92 points Developing fig and prune aromatics. Light caramel emerges alongside the bolder ripe black fruit characters of primary youthfulness. Rich, complex and tannic; watch this space. Blend: 60% Touriga Nacional, 15% Tinta Roriz, 10% Tinta Barroca.