Ramos Pinto Late Bottled Vintage Port 2008 (6 x 750mL), Douro, Portugal.

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049
$35.90 per Bottle
$215.40 per pack
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Overview

LBV comes from one single year and one single harvest.

Whereas its richer cousin, the Vintage, is bottled in the second year, this wine is bottled in the fourth year.

Smoother than the Vintage, more developed and easier to drink. It is a powerful, defiant, full-bodied and harmonious wine.

Region:
PRT - Douro
State:
Imported
Country:
Portugal

Expert Reviews

This 2008 LBV from Ramos Pinto has a very pure nose of dark cherries, bilberry and cassis that disguises its spirit extremely well. The palate is medium-bodied with a plush, silky smooth entry that is very focused, while the second half sees dark chocolate notes infusing the black fruit profile that is perhaps just a little “obvious.” Still, this is a pleasant, commercially-minded, approachable LBV for drinking over the next decade. Neal Martin, eRobertParker.com (JUN/2013)

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Almost opaque in colour , a very intense red and bluish.

Aroma

Intense aroma , full of ripe fruit which brings out the flavors of grape and fig, combined with a delicious chocolate and hints of anise .

Palate

The palate is full-bodied , soft and elegant , full of ripe fruit and balanced tannins and with a long finish promising a good evolution in bottle .

Cellaring

It is a wine that is not filtered and can therefore either be drunk immediately or be left forgotten in a cellar, developing further complexity.

Grapes varieties

Tinta Roriz, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Barroca.

Food pairing and serving suggestions

Cheese soufflé

Partridge with glazed shallots and artichokes

Game

Cheeses

Chocolate and red fruits desserts

Vintage
2008
Region
PRT - Douro
Grape Style
Fortified Wine
Closure Type
Cork closure
Alcohol
19.7%

Winery Profile

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Adriano Ramos Pinto founded the house in 1880 and the excellent quality of the wines soon gained recognition on the export market. Adriano’s business foresight made him something of a pioneer in the Port market whereby he supported the promotion of his wines with a quality advertising campaign based on posters designed by some of the most famous artists of his time.

Today, as majority shareholders, the Louis Roederer family group perpetuates the policy of quality by way of substantial investment in advanced technology and viticultural methods combined with respect for tradition and service.

Among Port producers, Ramos Pinto has the largest holding of estate vineyards proportionate to wine produced. The Quintas are located in the delimited areas of Cima-Corgo for Quinta do Bom-Retiro and Quinta do Urtiga, and Douro Superior for Quinta da Ervamoira and Quinta dos Bons Ares. In 1976, RamosPinto began a detailed and ongoing research project to select the best grape varieties for the production of quality Port and table wines. Five varietals selected by Ramos Pinto were subsequently adopted by the Authorities for all new plantings in the region: Touriga Nacional, Touriga Francesa, Tinta Barroca,Tinta Roriz and Tinto Cao.

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