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Ramos Pinto Quinta Do Bom Retiro 20 Year Old Tawny NV

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A top class producer of ruby port, tawny port and table wines. Ramos was purchased by Louis Roederer in 1990 and is built (like the Champagne) on quality. Crucially Ramos is only available through independent wine merchants and the on-trade. Made from a selection of several plots from one of the oldest vineyards in the Douro region, the Quinta do Bom Retiro. It is a wine created from many different plots. This 'Quinta do Bom-Retiro' has a tawny colour with a yellow halo that signifies an advanced stage of maturity. This is the genuine colour of a 20 year-old cask-aged wine. It has a warm red colour with a slight orange tone at the bottom of the glass. A lively aroma with a velvety texture . Smooth and dry in the mouth, complemented by a rich and generous persistence of flavour. A fine and delicious attack. The elegance of the first contact with the palate is maintained through a complex sequence of ripe and dried fruits and nuts in a fresh and liquorice-like harmony. Delicious as an aperitif or following an evening meal. It can also accompany chocolate, cheeses and cream-based desserts or desserts that are not overly sweet. It goes very well with dry fruit and nuts, nut cakes and Swiss rolls.

Region: Portugal » Douro

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Color: Red
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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

External Reviews for Ramos Pinto Quinta Do Bom Retiro 20 Year Old Tawny

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Source: NapaCabs.com
10/11/2012

This Tawny has precision and depth, with prune, fig, peanut brittle, toffee, and espresso notes. The mouth-feel is wow-worthy, rich and generous with ever present acidity to keep everything in balance. Salud!



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A top class producer of ruby port, tawny port and table wines. Ramos was purchased by Louis Roederer in 1990 and is built (like the Champagne) on quality. Crucially Ramos is only available through independent wine merchants and the on-trade. Made from a selection of several plots from one of the oldest vineyards in the Douro region, the Quinta do Bom Retiro. It is a wine created from many different plots. This 'Quinta do Bom-Retiro' has a tawny colour with a yellow halo that signifies an advanced stage of maturity. This is the genuine colour of a 20 year-old cask-aged wine. It has a warm red colour with a slight orange tone at the bottom of the glass. A lively aroma with a velvety texture . Smooth and dry in the mouth, complemented by a rich and generous persistence of flavour. A fine and delicious attack. The elegance of the first contact with the palate is maintained through a complex sequence of ripe and dried fruits and nuts in a fresh and liquorice-like harmony. Delicious as an aperitif or following an evening meal. It can also accompany chocolate, cheeses and cream-based desserts or desserts that are not overly sweet. It goes very well with dry fruit and nuts, nut cakes and Swiss rolls.

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