Ramos Pinto 30-Year Tawny
November 30, 2017, James Molesworth
“This is alluring, with whiffs of warm date, green tea and walnut backed by juicy fig bread and salted caramel flavors. The racy, focused finish lets a singed juniper note glide through.”
The 30-Year Tawny is Ramos Pinto’s most distinguished port, made from estate vineyards in the best production zones of the Delimited Douro Region. It is a blend of wines that have aged in oak for an average of three decades in the winery's cellars in Vila Nova de Gaia.
Treaded by foot and fermented in traditional granite lagares.
This wine has a magnificent tawny color with orange tones. The bottom of the glass is bright, with traces of tawny-red that develop into a halo characteristic of old cask-aged wines. It has an admirably elegant aroma. At first, it is warm and charming. Aromas of vanilla and dry fruit and nuts immediately appear as the result of its ageing process. Upon agitation of the glass, spicy aromas such as cinnamon and cocoa become prominent. It is satiny and long-lasting in the mouth. A taste of nuts such as almond and hazelnut is followed by a surprising and pleasant freshness produced by ethereal flavors, culminating in a taste of licorice.
Serve at the end of a good meal, with coffee or a good cigar. It can accompany a Bavarian cream dessert with nuts and mango. Serve between 18º and 22º C. Store the bottle upright, in a cool, dry and dark place.
Varietals: Mixed Douro varietals from Ramos-Pinto’s highest ranked estate vineyards
Wine Alcohol: 20%
Titratable Acidity: 4.6 g/l
Residual Sugar: 119.9 g/l
Aging: Aged in oak for 30 years and kept in-bottle for several months before release to market
Suggested Retail Price: $107.00