2018 Ramos Pinto Duas Quintas Tinto
It has a voluminous attack because of its exuberance and lots of fruity traits. Primary flavors such as cherry, blackberry, plum and raspberry, with a hint of cinnamon. It offers a compact, long finish.
The 2018 Duas Quintas Tinto is mostly a 45/30 blend of Touriga Nacional and Touriga Franca, with the rest composed of other typical grapes. It was partly aged in well-used French oak (20%) and tonels (30%) for 12 months, the rest in stainless steel. It comes in at 13.5% alcohol. For the nice price, this is nicely done, as always. It is fruit-forward, of course, with a certain nod to Beaujolais. However, it also has some structure in its youth. It shows great overall. For an inexpensive wine meant to be drunk young, this is a perfect choice that is a cut above in its style. It can certainly age a bit, but this will be best when it is young and exuberant.