Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2015 Vintage Port, the last from João Nicolau de Almeida's reign as Managing Director at Ramos Pinto, is mostly Touriga Nacional and Touriga Franca. It comes in at 94 grams per liter of residual sugar. This declared Vintage Porto was in bottle for a bit more than a month when seen. It seemed to have some room to grow and improve, to say the least. It looks like a fine 2015, showing plenty of power as it tightens and gets harder in the glass, plus very flavorful fruit. It has enough concentration, although no one will ever call this the most concentrated vintage. It is, however, focused and precise, bright and fresh, with that fine structure. This declaration was the right decision by Ramos Pinto (although early reports from winemaker Ana Rosas are that they do not have enough quantity to declare the 2016, anyway). Even so, this looks pretty fine. We'll see what the future holds, of course, and there should be a long one here. This should age gracefully. It may also be approachable young, but if you really want it to be all it can be, cellar it for much longer than indicated, say, another ten years at least, maybe more. At that point, it just might be entitled to an uptick. There were 8,300 bottles produced, plus some large-format bottles.
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