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2016 Niepoort Bioma Vintage PortBlend from Portugal

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"A concentrated, almost dark purple colour, with aromas of black pepper, spice and dark fruits such as plums and blackberries. Initially the palate is fresh with superb acidity...

  • 95-97 Mark Squires - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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95-97

"The 2016 Bioma Vinha Velha Vintage Port is not set to be bottled for several months, which is a little too far in the future by my normal protocols. It is the final blend, though, and it is worth sneaking this beauty into the 2016 report this issue. This single-plot Porto is a worthy competitor to the fine Ports in this vintage and to the 2015 Bioma (Niepoort did not declare his normal blended Vintage Port in 2016). Deep, very concentrated and powerful, this is chock-full of brilliant fruit and flavor. It's intense, rich, delicious and superb. This will be released in the spring of 2019, lagging behind most of the 2016s. It will be worth the wait. P.S. I had a quick look at the 2017. It's a long way from being ready, admittedly, but it may well be even better. We will have fun arguing over the 2015, 2016 and 2017 as the years march on."

Product Description:

"A concentrated, almost dark purple colour, with aromas of black pepper, spice and dark fruits such as plums and blackberries. Initially the palate is fresh with superb acidity and a wonderful expression of dark fruits, but follows through to a bold tannic mid-palate and finish, the sweetness and fruit very much dominated by tannin on the finish. This is a Port wine suitable for long cellaring." - Winery

Product Detail

Item # 109717
Country Portugal
Region Port
Sub-Region Vintage
Ratings

95-97 - Mark Squires - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Vintage 2016
Color Red
ABV 19.5%
Varietal(s) Touriga Franca, Tempranillo / Tinto Fino / Tinta Roriz, Tinto Cao, Sousao/Vinhao, Touriga Nacional
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features Dessert
Taste cocoa, honey, vanilla, butterscotch, dark fruit, spice, earth, perfume, floral, violet, berry , cherry , plum , earth , leather , herb, raisin, high acid, chocolate, blackberry, ripe cherry, peppercorn, cinnamon, plum, red fruit, cassis and cinnamon
Nose cocoa, honey, vanilla, butterscotch, dark fruit, spice, earth, perfume, floral, violet, berry , cherry , plum , earth , leather , herb, raisin, chocolate, blackberry, ripe cherry, peppercorn, cinnamon, plum, red fruit, cassis and cinnamon