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2017 Niepoort Vintage PortBlend from Portugal

$79.98

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"A wonderful dark purple rim and great depth of colour characterise the wine’s appearance. The aromatic profile is dominated by superb youthful dark fruit. It is powerful on th...

  • 99-100 Mark Squires - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
  • 98 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
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About

99-100

The 2017 Vintage Port is a field blend from old vines (80 to 100 years old). It comes in with 89 grams per liter of residual sugar. This was set for bottling in two weeks, but it was the final blend. Even when open for a couple of days, this was still tight, muscular and concentrated, grabbing the palate and never letting go. On opening, it was fragrant and delicious, but even then, there was plenty of muscle and evident concentration. The concentration and power merely improved as it aired out—unlike a lot of 2016s (which year Niepoort did not declare).

98 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com

Wow. Smoky and intense on the nose with dried fruits and slate undertones. Lots of wet earth too. Full body, sweet yet dry and tannic on the palate. Very powerful and focused. Racy and powerful. A fantastic center palate of fruit. A blend of touriga franca, tinto cao, tinta francisca, tinta amarela, sousao, tinta roriz and others. Drink in 2025 and onwards.

Product Description:

"A wonderful dark purple rim and great depth of colour characterise the wine’s appearance. The aromatic profile is dominated by superb youthful dark fruit. It is powerful on the initial attack, leading into a fresh mid-palate with beautifully seductive flavours of dark fruit. A great combination of power and elegance, ending in a bold, dry, lengthy and slightly green tannic finish. The length and structure of the 2017 vintage promise a long-lived wine with great ageing potential." - Winery

Product Detail

Item # 115334
Country Portugal
Region Port
Sub-Region Vintage
Ratings

99-100 - Mark Squires - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

98 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com

Vintage 2017
Color Red
ABV 19.5%
Varietal(s) Touriga Franca, Tinto Cao, Tinta Francisca, Sousao/Vinhao, Tinto Roriz
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features Dessert
Taste cocoa, honey, vanilla, butterscotch, dark fruit, spice, earth, perfume, floral, violet, raisin, high acid, chocolate, blackberry, Strawberry, Dark Cherry, Leather and Smoke
Nose cocoa, honey, vanilla, butterscotch, dark fruit, spice, earth, perfume, floral, violet, raisin, chocolate, blackberry, Strawberry, Dark Cherry, Leather and Smoke