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Ramos Pinto

Ramos Pinto Vinhos SA

Founded 1880
Owner Champagne Louis Roederer Group
Vineyards Quinta de Ervamoira, Quinta do Bom Retiro (inkl. Quinta da Urtiga), Quinta dos Bons Ares, Quinta de São Domingos
Vintage Port Brands Ramos Pinto, Quinta de Ervamoira, Quinta do Bom Retiro
Web-site www.ramospinto.pt

The firm of Adriano Ramos Pinto was founded in 1880 by Adriano Ramos Pinto and his brother António but they did not start doing vintage port until 1917. Quinta de Bom Retiro was bought 1919 and 1933 Quinta de Urtiga was incorporated in Bom Retiro. Quinta de Ervamoira was named Quinta de Santa Maria but this name was already used by Cockburn why it was not possible to sell it under that name. Suzanne Chantel, a French historical novelist, published a novel called Ervamoira – the name of a small white flower indigenous to the Douro. It was the purely fictional saga of a family of port producers whose quinta was called Ervamoira. The description of this was as Ervamoira’s situation and contact was made with Suzanne Chantel who gave permission to use the name and she even came to the ceremony to ´christening´ the quinta. Quinta dos Bons Ares was purchased in 1985.

Since 1990 champagne house Louis Roederer is the majority shareholders in Adriano Ramos Pinto.

Ramos Pinto has a Museum which houses a spectacular collection of original posters, designed by some of the most famous artists of the 1920's.

Ramos Pinto Vintages:1880, 1884, 1909, 1917, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1926, 1927, 1931, 1934, 1935, 1945, 1947, 1950, 1952, 1953, 1955, 1960, 1963, 1964, 1966, 1970, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1991, 1994, 1995, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2011, 2015
Quinta de Ervamoira Vintages:1994, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009
Quinta do Bom Retiro Vintages:1847 (Cockburn, Bottled November 1849), 1861 (bottled by Eddison 1864), 1875 (Feuerheerd), 1916, 1922, 1924, 1927, 1934, 1935, 1997, 2014

Vintage Port tasting notes:

HouseRamos PintoVintage1917
ColourQuite tawny in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetLiquorice, sweet liquorice and candy in the nose.Score range15.75 - 15.75
TasteHardly medium body. Mature and even a little old with some quite balanced old acidity. Has probably been much better. Quite sweet with liquorice and sweet liquorice in taste and a nice but maybe a little short finish.Average score
Last tasted23rd December 2017Point this date15.75
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRamos PintoVintage1922
ColourBeautiful, yellow and amber in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetCrème caramel, cream candy, toffee, nuts, cacao, coffee and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range17.90 - 17.90
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Elegant and balanced. Sweet with lots of crème caramel, cacao and nuts in taste. A wonderful, long and very attractive finish which never seem to end. What a port!Average score
Last tasted27th July 2016Point this date17.90
CommentAt home with the family and a wine connoisseur.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRamos PintoVintage1924
ColourYellow mature almost tawny in colour.Number of tastings7
BouquetOrange, flowers, burned candy, syrup and toffee in the nose.Score range15.50 - 16.90
TasteMedium body. Mature, peaking but maybe a little old. Balanced and elegant. Delicious and still quite generous port with a rather dry but attractive finish.Average score16.47
Last tasted20th March 2014Point this date16.40
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRamos PintoVintage1934
ColourMature tawny in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetCinnamon, ginger and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range16.50 - 16.50
TasteMedium body. Mature and some alcoholic flavour. Sweet. Complex, long and good finish.Average score
Last tasted1st December 1989Point this date16.50
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI
HouseRamos PintoVintage1935
ColourVery beautiful amber in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetOranges, citrus, lemon, crème caramel and much more in the nose.Score range17.50 - 17.50
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking and maybe just a little more. Elegant and very tasty with citrus, toffee and crème caramel in taste. Complex, long and a very attractive finish.Average score
Last tasted4th April 2015Point this date17.50
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRamos PintoVintage1945
ColourBeautiful mature light red with a yellow rim.Number of tastings8
BouquetCrème caramel, liquorice coffee, cacao, burned candy and old grocery shop and much more in the nose.Score range17.50 - 18.50
TasteMedium body. Mature and at its peak. Sweet and elegant. Balanced, elegant and very complex port. Delicious and a generous and lovely finish. What a lovely port! Just enjoy it!!Average score18.07
Last tasted19th May 2016Point this date18.40
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRamos PintoVintage1947
ColourMature tawny in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetCrème caramel, burned sugar and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range17.40 - 17.40
TasteMedium body. Mature and on top. Elegant and complex with burned sugar in flavour. Wonderful generous and delicious finish. Extraordinary port indeed.Average score
Last tasted21st January 2006Point this date17.40
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRamos PintoVintage1950
ColourMature tawny in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetSpicy and liquorice in the nose.Score range15.90 - 15.90
TasteMedium body. Mature and even a bit old with some alcoholic flavour. Elegant old port with a still attractive finish.Average score
Last tasted24th December 2007Point this date15.90
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRamos PintoVintage1952
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetLovely nose of crème caramel, cinnamon and old grocery shop.Score range17.00 - 17.00
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Elegant port with a well developed and generous finish. Quite lovely.Average score
Last tasted2nd November 2008Point this date17.00
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRamos PintoVintage1955
ColourMature yellow but quite dark and wonderful in colour.Number of tastings8
BouquetCrème caramel, fudge, toffee, Christmas spiciness, ginger and much more in the nose. Exciting bouquet.Score range16.40 - 17.75
TasteFull-body. Mature and at its peak with crème caramel, ginger and toffee in flavour. Maybe a hint of old but completely balanced acidity. Sweet. Lovely complexity and a generous and very long attractive finish. Delicious port. This is a wonderful port! It is time to enjoy it now!Average score17.29
Last tasted16th November 2017Point this date17.00
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
This bottle belongs to Gerda and Ole Vesterdal’s Private Collection.

In 2017 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRamos PintoVintage1960
ColourMature yellow in colour.Number of tastings4
BouquetCrème caramel, burned sugar and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range16.00 - 17.50
TasteFull-bodied. Mature and peaking. Crème caramel and burned sugar in flavour with an enormous and complex finish. A very delicious port indeed.Average score16.73
Last tasted13th November 2010Point this date17.00
CommentAt home on a party.

In 2007 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRamos PintoVintage1963
ColourMature yellow in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetOld grocery shop, pharmacy and burned sugar in the nose.Score range16.25 - 16.50
TasteMedium body. Mature and maybe a little old with some acidity. Complex port with a lovely and quite attractive finish.Average score16.33
Last tasted21st November 2013Point this date16.25
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
This bottle belongs to Gerda and Ole Vesterdal Private Collection.

In 2005 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
In 2013 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRamos PintoVintage1964
ColourMature yellow in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetSpicy, some pharmacy and ginger in the nose.Score range17.00 - 17.00
TasteQuite full-bodied. Mature and peaking with pharmacy in taste. Surprisingly dry. Quite complex and balanced with a long, attractive and elegant finish but will not be better so drink up.Average score
Last tasted16th August 2013Point this date17.00
CommentAt home with the family and a wine friend.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRamos PintoVintage1966
ColourQuite dark but yellow mature in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetBurned sugar and cinnamon in the nose.Score range15.00 - 15.00
TasteMedium body. Mature at its peak and maybe a little old. Alcoholic in flavour. Quite nice finish but had been much better we hope.Average score
Last tasted21st September 2006Point this date15.00
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2006 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRamos PintoVintage1970
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings7
BouquetCoffee, tea and cacao in the nose.Score range16.25 - 16.90
TasteQuite full-bodied. Mature and at its peak. Elegant and complex port with a delicious finish.Average score16.56
Last tasted13th November 2008Point this date16.90
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
This bottle belongs to Gerda and Ole Vesterdal Private Collection.

In 2008 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRamos PintoVintage1975
ColourRather dark blue in colour with yellow rim.Number of tastings3
BouquetCinnamon, pepper and ginger in the nose.Score range15.00 - 16.75
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Balanced and elegant port with complex and lovely finish.Average score15.67
Last tasted16th March 2006Point this date16.75
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
This bottle belongs to Gerda and Ole Vesterdal Private Collection.

In 2006 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRamos PintoVintage1977
ColourMature tawny in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetUnattractive and old nose.Score range13.00 - 13.00
TasteMedium body. Volatile acidity. Old and unbalanced. Not a good bottle.Average score
Last tasted4th November 2010Point this date13.00
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
This bottle belongs to Gerda and Ole Vesterdal Private Collection. *Defect bottle.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRamos PintoVintage1980
ColourStill very dark and blue in colour with a yellow rim.Number of tastings2
BouquetCinnamon, mulberry, cherry, forest and dark berry in the nose.Score range14.50 - 16.50
TasteQuite full-bodied. Still with some tannins but elegant and balanced. Will surprisingly improve. Mulberry and blackberry in taste. Old style of port with an attractive finish. Impressive Ramos Pinto!Average score15.50
Last tasted3rd April 2014Point this date16.50
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
This bottle belongs to Gerda and Ole Vesterdal Private Collection.

In 2014 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRamos PintoVintage1982
ColourQuit dark but yellow mature in colour.Number of tastings12
BouquetCrème caramel, cacao, dark chocolate and ginger- bread in the nose.Score range14.50 - 17.00
TasteMedium body. Mature and almost peaking. Sweet and ginger-bread in taste. Easy to drink and love. Long, attractive and wonderful. Impressive port!Average score15.33
Last tasted20th November 2014Point this date17.00
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
This bottle belongs to Gerda and Ole Vesterdal Private Collection. 1 bottle has been defect.

In 2014 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRamos PintoVintage1983
ColourStill quite dark but mature and quite yellow in colour.Number of tastings10
BouquetLovely bouquet of toffee, butterscotch, mulberry but also coffee, fudge and cacao in the nose.Score range15.50 - 16.50
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Balanced and elegant port. Cacao and mulberry in taste. Not so sweet and but quite complex. Very attractive and quite long and wonderful finish. Lovely port indeed!Average score16.12
Last tasted3rd March 2016Point this date16.40
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRamos PintoVintage1985
ColourStill very dark but yellow mature in colour.Number of tastings4
BouquetCoffee, cacao, toffee and fudge and with some curry and violet in the nose.Score range14.90 - 16.90
TasteMedium body. Mature and almost peaking but still with some soft tannins. Sweet. Toffee and liquorice in taste. Complex and elegant with a quite long finish.Average score15.99
Last tasted13th September 2015Point this date16.25
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRamos PintoVintage1991
ColourMature yellow in colour..Number of tastings6
BouquetViolet, candy, cream candy, dark berry, ginger and spiciness in the nose.Score range15.40 - 17.25
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Will probably not be better. Balanced an easy to drink and to like. Elegant port with a complex and quite long finish.Average score16.04
Last tasted27th July 2017Point this date15.40
CommentAt home with the family.
1 bottle has been defect.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRamos PintoVintage1994
ColourStill very dark blue in colour.Number of tastings4
BouquetMulberry, fudge and dark berry in the nose.Score range14.50 - 15.50
TasteQuite full-bodied. Still not mature and soft tannins but fruity in flavour. Quite interesting but short finish.Average score14.97
Last tasted22nd October 2012Point this date15.50
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRamos PintoVintage1995
ColourStill very dark blue indeed with a yellow rim.Number of tastings4
BouquetCoffee, tea and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range15.75 - 16.50
TasteQuite full-bodied. Still soft tannins Elegant and complex with an attractive finish. This bottle was delicious.Average score16.08
Last tasted19th January 2009Point this date16.50
CommentAt he the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRamos PintoVintage1997
ColourDark blue in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetStill very fruity and dark berry in the nose.Score range15.75 - 15.75
TasteMedium body. Immature and still soft tannins. Very fruity in flavour and an elegant and very interesting long finish.Average score
Last tasted19th January 2009Point this date15.75
CommentAt he the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRamos PintoVintage2000
ColourDark blue in colour.Number of tastings9
BouquetMulberry, dark cherry and blackberry in the nose.Score range15.25 - 16.25
TasteQuite full- bodied. Still some way to go but elegant port. Mulberry in flavour. Will be better. A long and attractive finish. Will be interesting to followAverage score15.69
Last tasted5th November 2012Point this date16.25
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRamos PintoVintage2003
ColourBlack in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetJuicy and dark berry in the nose.
TasteQuite full-bodied. Immature and lots of tannin. Hard to swallow and appreciate. Loaded with fruit. Berry in flavour and very long acidic finish.
Last tasted6th November 2006Rating this dateVery good/ Impressive
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRamos PintoVintage2004
ColourDark blue in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetMulberry, dark cherry and blackberry in the nose.Score range
TasteQuite full-bodied. Immature and lots of tannin. Hard to appreciate but very promising and loaded with fruit. Berry in flavour and very long acidic finish. Will be very interesting to follow.Average score
Last tasted14th September 2011Point this date15.90
CommentOn a journey to Lisbon
TastersSAI
HouseRamos PintoVintage2011
ColourBlack in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetFruit and dark berries with a hint of slightly unattractive acidity in the nose.
TasteFruit and berries, but with a hint of a pointy acidity in the taste.
Last tasted4th November 2013Rating this dateVery Good
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersJB

Old Colheita/Tawny tasting notes:

HouseRamos PintoColheita1937
ColourDark tawny in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetCacao, dark chocolate and burned candy in the noseBottled1979
TasteMedium body. Complex, mature with some colheita acidity. Cacao in taste. Also sweetness in a complex and long, lovely finish.Score range16.50 - 16.75
Last tasted18th April 2003Point this date16.50
CommentIn a Port friend’s home
TastersSAI

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