Ramos Pinto Duas Quinta Red 2018

Ramos Pinto Duas Quinta Red 2018

Ramos Pinto Duas Quinta Red 2018

93 RP

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Winemaker Notes:
Lovely dark ruby red, clear and bright with garnet reflexes. Intense and involving aroma. It starts with the final notes of red berries and floral aromas, followed by notes of cocoa and spices. In the mouth it is full, embracing and harmonious, with a fine texture, freshness and persistence. Excellent if drunk now but with great ageing potential.

93pts Robert Parker:
The 2017 Duas Quintas Reserva is a 60/30 blend of Touriga Nacional and Touriga Franca, plus Tinta da Barca and Sousao for the rest, aged for 18 months in a mixture of used barrels (90% French) and large vats. It comes in at 14.5% alcohol. This is a lovely DQ Reserva, a good competitor to fine vintages like the 2016, 2015 and 2011 (which is revisited this issue, in fact). This feels fresher, fruitier and livelier than most. While it doesn't seem quite as dense or as muscular as the 2016 (and certainly not the 2011), it is arguably more expressive and shows more finesse. The balance is perfect. As it airs out, it shows the power that will allow this to age well, too, even if it is relatively accessible. This looks like the best since the 2011-and in a more elegant style that many will prefer.

90pts Wine Spectator:
A fresh, full-bodied red, featuring glossy tannins that encase the black cherry, violet and black currant notes, infused with anise, graphite and spice accents. The structured finish offers black tea and toast elements. Touriga Nacional, Touriga Francesa and Tinta Barroca. Drink now through 2026.