Quinta de Ervamoira Vintage Port 2017
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94-96 points, “This has personality to spare… so pounce on this if you see it.” – Wine Advocate
This very traditional, foot-trodden Vintage Port from Douro Superior comes from an outstanding year and has a long life ahead of it, with critics already predicting a longevity of 4-5 decades. So elegant, sophisticated and refined, it’s brimming with cassis, blackberry, liquorice, eucalyptus, violets, slate and a Christmassy touch of cloves. We’d recommend pairing this great value Port with cheese, chocolate desserts and festive fare, and also picking up another bottle to lose in your cellar for a while.
The yields in 2017 for Port were very low, but the quality of the wine was immensely high. According to Wine Advocate they offer “old-school power, concentration, freshness, lifted fruit and vivid flavours. The only vintage in the last decade that competes with it is 2011.” This is high praise, considering that 2011 is the highest rated year ever for Vintage Port according to Wine Advocate. It’s that freshness that makes this such a great vintage and explains why so much of it was snapped up immediately during a hard-fought En Primeur campaign. Demand for what remains will be high.
Ramos Pinto is a name to be reckoned with. Firstly, they are owned by the Rouzauds – one of the wine world’s most powerful and discerning families who also look after Champagne Louis Roederer, Château Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande, Domaines Ott, Maison Delas and Champagne Deutz. Secondly, they were founded back in 1880 and played a leading role in defining the best grape varieties for the whole Douro Valley.£9.6 per 100.00ml
SKU No.: 3108882
Style No.: 769238
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