Tinto Quinta de Ervamoira 2018 Ramos Pinto
€ 102,79 (in. BTW)
|Conditie||in original Wooden Case|
The 2018 Tinto Quinta de Ervamoira is a field blend aged for 18 months in one-third new French oak (about one-third overall in large vats). It comes in at 15% alcohol (actual). This is a single-quinta red, of course, only sourced from the best parcels. (There will eventually be a single-parcel wine too, but maybe not from this quinta.) Smooth and refined, this shows off its mid-palate finesse. In its youth, however, it also shows off that new wood a bit too much. That will get better in time. The tannins are very ripe, so you can drink this now, but you'd be well advised to give this a couple of years anyway to let it be all it can be. It's pretty delicious even now, though, and hard to resist. Yet two days later, it was still super and still improving. To my shock, it had hardly budged an inch. It didn't and doesn't seem to have the structure for that, but so far, so good. CEO Jorge Rosas thinks it may last a lot longer, but let's still be conservative on this gentle debut and start here. For the moment, this seems very fine, but it's probably a step short of great. There were just 4,370 bottles produced.