Founded in 1880 by Adriano Ramos Pinto, this Port House continues to be one of the most important producers worldwide. While committed to producing rich and harmonious wines in the quintessential Port style, Ramos-Pinto has always had a pioneering spirit as well. On one hand, traditional processes such as foot treading are still employed during the production of the wines. Yet, Pinto’s commitment to excellence has also been demonstrated by its forward thinking and scientific efforts, such as the company’s commitment to vineyard research, which has ultimately benefited the Port trade as a whole.
This special mixed pack includes 1 bottle of each vintage: 1983, 1994 and 2000.
Vintage Port 1983
In youth the wines from this vintage were powerful yet austere, lacking the showy opulence of the 85s but have since developed marvellously with the best examples being complex with aromas of red fruit, cherry and plum perseveres. They have a strong, solid attack and are energetic and fresh on the palate with a fruity flavour and good acidic base.
Balanced and serious, its structure should allow this to continue to evolve and acquire more complexity. 94, Points Robert Parker
Vintage Port 1994 Quinta de Ervamoira
1994 was one of the greatest vintages of the 20th century, producing classic and monumental ports.
The aromas are predominantly floral with some menthol and spice. On the palate, it shows soft, sweet plummy fruit and is seductive with ripe, dusty tannins rising in the mouth. It is rich and peppery, with a long persistence of red fruit flavour.
Vintage Port 2000
On a whole this vintage will be remembered by the small quantities that were produced and the resulting concentration of fruit. It shows incredible promise for full bodied structures.
Showing slightly better than it did a year ago when last reviewed, the 2000 boasts sweet plum fruit, ample earthiness and refined spice flavors. As vintage Ports go, it's not the biggest or most concentrated, but shows a fine sense of harmony and balance. 91, Wine Enthusiast