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Ramos Pinto 30 Year Tawny NV

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Like so many of the Portuguese houses Ramos-Pinto takes special pride in its tawnies with the 30-year being the crowning glory. It's a delicate wine one that has gained many times in complexity what it has lost in weight. Almeida likens it to `an aged person who has a lot of things to tell you.` Hazelnuts and walnuts dried apricots and citrus fruits honey the list of descriptors goes on and on. `Aged in oak for 30 years and kept in-bottle for several months before release to market

Region: Portugal » Douro

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Ramos-Pinto:
When walking in the chateau grounds it is obvious that its history goes further back than the 1855 classification. Citran is actually one of the Medoc's oldest seigneuries. Numerous Marquis de Donnissan, related to the family of France, reigned here for 600 years and only abandoned their chateau in the middle of the 18th century. Since then the chateau has gone through different phases. The var... Read more
When walking in the chateau grounds it is obvious that its history goes further back than the 1855 classification. Citran is actually one of the Medoc's oldest seigneuries. Numerous Marquis de Donnissan, related to the family of France, reigned here for 600 years and only abandoned their chateau in the middle of the 18th century. Since then the chateau has gone through different phases. The various owners and the general financial crisis meant that the surface of the vineyards varied between 90 hectares to less than 4 hectares. The wine's quality reflected these fluctuations. Things got better in 1945 when the Miailhe brothers bought the property. Ten years ago a serious boost in the research for quality was set in motion. An accumulation of hard work and the huge investments initiated by the precedent Japanese owners brought Citran back towards the Haut Medoc elite. This transition was carried through under the leadership of the new and exacting owners. The Merlaut-Villars family is well known in the Medoc. They are true connoisseurs of wine and land. A symbol of this old cru Bourgeois wine's new-found youth is the arrival of young Céline Villars who will from now on represent the chateau. Read less
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Snooth User: vindood
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10/14/2009

Like so many of the Portuguese houses, Ramos-Pinto takes special pride in its tawnies, with the 30-year being the crowning glory. It's a delicate wine, one that has gained many times in complexity what it has lost in weight. Almeida likens it to `an aged person who has a lot of things to tell you.` Hazelnuts and walnuts, dried apricots and citrus fruits, honey, the list of descriptors goes on and on. `Aged in oak for 30 years and kept in-bottle for several months before release to market

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External Reviews for Ramos Pinto 30 Year Tawny

External Review
Source: Melange Wines
10/06/2009

Like so many of the Portuguese houses Ramos-Pinto takes special pride in its tawnies with the 30-year being the crowning glory. It's a delicate wine one that has gained many times in complexity what it has lost in weight. Almeida likens it to `an aged person who has a lot of things to tell you.` Hazelnuts and walnuts dried apricots and citrus fruits honey the list of descriptors goes on and on. `Aged in oak for 30 years and kept in-bottle for several months before release to market


External Review
Source: Melange Wines
10/06/2009

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Like so many of the Portuguese houses Ramos-Pinto takes special pride in its tawnies with the 30-year being the crowning glory. It's a delicate wine one that has gained many times in complexity what it has lost in weight. Almeida likens it to `an aged person who has a lot of things to tell you.` Hazelnuts and walnuts dried apricots and citrus fruits honey the list of descriptors goes on and on. `Aged in oak for 30 years and kept in-bottle for several months before release to market

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