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RAMOS PINTO DUAS QUINTAS DOURO RSV ESP.
RAMOS PINTO DUAS QUINTAS DOURO RSV ESP.
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RAMOS PINTO DUAS QUINTAS DOURO RESERVA ESPECIAL 2004
WINERY NOTES
Using age-old 18th-century techniques, this wine is foot-pressed and fermented in traditional vats. It is a full, rich, lively, complex nectar with a long expressive, harmonious finish.

The 2004 DUAS QUINTAS RESERVA ESPECIAL is a wine I had some questions about originally as it was astringent, monolithic and very tight on release. I am usually willing to risk leaning up for wines that some would dismiss as rustic, in return for the potential to hold a good while in the cellar and develop complexity. This seems well on its way to rewarding the patient. With aeration this finally starts to open, showing that something of great interest lurks underneath. It is certainly still tight and it is clearly built for the long haul. I admired its density and intensity, but that was always true. I was now pleased to see, though, the fruit asserting itself and the wine finally showing some complexity and some character, a certain earthy note. With aeration, it is approachable, but obviously this is a wine that has not hit peak and probably won't for a good long while. This is going to have a long life, even longer than I originally thought, and I am still betting on it. The wine is going to come around just fine with time, becoming increasingly complex and interesting, I think. It should continue to improve in the cellar for the next decade or so. Drink 2012-2030.
ROBERT PARKER SCORE 94
750ml Bottle