Ramos Pinto Duas Quintas 2010

Ramos Pinto Duas Quintas 2010


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Clear and bright, the DQ 2010 has an intense, dark garnet color with red reflections. A fresh and penetrating aroma where floral scents dominate and are subsequently replaced by ripe fruit, plum and fig aromas with light undertones of dark chocolate. In the mouth, the wine is dense and fresh, with silky tannins that leave a good finish, with hints of red fruits such as cherries.
Category Red Wine
Region Portugal, Douro
Brand Ramos Pinto
Alcohol/vol 13.5%
  • wa88

Wine AdvocateThe 2010 Duas Quintas (Dq) Adriano Ramos Pinto is a blend from Ervamoira (150 meters in altitude) and Bons Ares (600 meters). This is a notably different blend than last year's 2009 DQ (that being mostly a Touriga Franca/Tinta Roriz blend). The Touriga Nacional here has more than doubled (45%), plus there are new grapes like Tinta da Barca (5%), Tinta Barroca (5%), Tinta Cao (3%), Sousao (5%) and Tinta Amarela (2%) to go with 25% Touriga Franca and 10% Tinta Roriz. A fourth of the total blend was aged in French oak for 12 months, the rest in tank. In a difficult year, this shows beautifully, focused, with a nice backbone and some precision. In its youth, it has a somewhat candied note on the finish. It is the sweet, young fruit, mostly pure and mostly unoaked. I suspect that will fade with some time. In the meanwhile, this inexpensive wine has real structure and a bright, elegant feel to it. If drunk on the younger side, this will make most feel that they got quite a deal. It shows well in the vintage. It's a steal at the moment, likely to be at peak this summer and over the next couple of years. Drink now-2018.

Mark Squires, February 2013
  • we88

Wine EnthusiastRed fruits are what drive this easy, fragrant wine. The tannins play a supporting role, which gives the berry flavors structure. A blend from two Douro estates, this attractive selection will be ready to drink in a year.

Roger Voss, April 1, 2013
  • ws85

Wine SpectatorOffers a meaty aroma, with dried cherry and berry flavors that feature notes of oregano and basil. Short finish.

Kim Marcus, July 31, 2013