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Quinta de Ervamoira

Quinta de Ervamoira - Ramos Pintos

Owner Champagne Louis Roederer Group

This quinta belongs to Ramos Pintos.

Quinta de Ervamoira was bought just after the revolution in 1974 because the owners have not been interested at all in selling before that happened.

Quinta de Ervamoira was named Quinta de Santa Maria but this name was already used by Cockburn and 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 gives permission to use the name and she even come to the ceremony and ´christening´ the quinta.

Quinta de Ervamoira Vintages:1994, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2017

Vintage Port tasting notes:

HouseQuinta de Ervamoira
Ramos Pinto
Vintage1994
ColourYellow, mature in colourNumber of tastings4
BouquetComplex cacao, cream candy, vanilla, some nuts and coffee in the nose.Score range15.40 - 16.50
TasteMedium body. Quite mature but with some elegant tannin. Quite mature will improve. Very tasty with cacao, cream candy, vanilla and some nuts in the mouth. Balanced and complex with an attractive finish. Lovely port indeed.Average score16.14
Last tasted29th November 2019Point this date16.40
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Leverkusen, Germany.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta de Ervamoira
Ramos Pinto
Vintage2002
ColourBlack in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetJuicy and fruity in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Full of tannins and immature. Hard to appreciate but with a long finish. Will be great? Very interesting port.
Last tasted6th November 2006Rating this dateVery Good/ Impressive
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta de Ervamoira
Ramos Pinto
Vintage2004
ColourBlack in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetVery fruity and berry. Quite generous nose.
TasteMedium body. Loaded with fruit and full of tannins and immature. Hard to swallow but with an interesting and very promising finish.
Last tasted3rd November 2008Rating this dateImpressive / Very impressive
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta de Ervamoira
Ramos Pinto
Vintage2005
ColourStill quite dark but yellow mature in colour.Number of tastings9
BouquetMint, candy, marzipan, red whortleberry, cacao and cinnamon in the nose.Score range15.40 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Mature maybe peaking but still with some soft, very delicate tannin. Cacao, marzipan, and some candy in taste. Elegant and balanced with an attractive and long finish. Is very enjoyable now.Average score15.66
Last tasted4th November 2019Point this date16.25
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta de Ervamoira
Ramos Pinto
Vintage2009
ColourDark blue but with a yellow rim in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetMulberry, blackberry, dark berry and a hint of mint in the nose.Score range16.50 - 16.50
TasteMedium body. Still some soft and delicate tannin but easy to drink and to enjoy but will improve a lot. Mint and some dark berry in taste. Balanced and quite elegant with a nice and very long finish. Will be interesting to follow. Very promising port!Average score
Last tasted6th November 2017Point this date16.50
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta de Ervamoira
Ramos Pinto
Vintage2017
ColourVery dark ruby in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetMulberry, blackberry, some blueberry and loaded with fruit in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Immature but with dark berry, mature fruit in taste. Balanced but with lots of round tannins. Lovely tannic finish and quite elegant.
Last tasted29th November 2019Rating this dateImpressive
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Leverkusen, Germany.

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersSAI, JB, SS

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