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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
ColourStill very dark but yellow, mature in colourNumber of tastings7
BouquetCacao, cream candy, vanilla, coffee, some herbs and spiciness in the nose.Score range16.25 - 16.50
TasteMedium body. Quite mature but with some elegant tannin and will maybe improve. Very tasty with cacao, cream candy, herbs and spiciness in the mouth. Balanced and complex with an attractive, very tasty and very long finish. Lovely port indeed.Average score16.34
Last tasted16th February 2022Point this date16.50
CommentTasted at home in 6th International Online Vintage Tasting with our German Port Friends from World of Port.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta de Ervamoira
Ramos Pinto
Vintage2002
ColourDark ruby in colour with just a hint of a yellow, mature edge.Number of tastings2
BouquetCacao, chocolate, leather and old grocery chop in the nose.Score range16.40 - 16.40
TasteMedium body. Still quite a lot of round and attractive tannins and will be much better. Balanced and quite complex and very attractive with a long very tannic and impressive finish. Very interesting port with a very promising future.Average score
Last tasted6th November 2021Point this date16.40
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta de Ervamoira
Ramos Pinto
Vintage2004
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetQuite generous nose with cacao, mint chocolate and some coffee beans..Score range16.00 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Balanced with all the things of an old grocery shop in taste. Rather elegant and rather complex with a quite attractive finish. Very easy to enjoy today.Average score16.00
Last tasted1st November 2021Point this date16.00
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark.
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
Vintage2007
ColourVery dark ruby in the colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetStill dark berries such as mulberry and blackberry but also dark chocolate and cacao in the nose.Score range16.50 - 16.50
TasteAlmost full-bodied with also of round and very attractive tannins. Will improve a lot. Balanced, very tasty and elegant port with a very complex, long and very attractive finish with lovely tannins. What will be?Average score
Last tasted29th October 2022Point this date16.50
CommentTasted at home with the family.
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 tastings2
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 tasted26th November 2021Rating 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

Last tasted:

13th November
Quinta de Vargellas
Taylor 1991
12th November
Fonseca-Guimaraens 1961
Graham´s Malvedos 1961
29th October
Quinta de Ervamoira
Ramos Pinto 2007
28th October
Churchill 2007
22nd October
Fonseca-Guimaraens 2008
21st October
Quinta do Bomfim
Dow 2010
8th October
Quinta de Santa Julia 2003
5th October
Burmester 1997
Dalva
C. da Silva 1982
Graham 2003
Messias 2005
Niepoort 1985
Quinta do Noval 1995
Wiese & Krohn 2003

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