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1997 Niepoort Colheita 1997Blend from Portugal

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  • 97 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
  • 95 Wine Spectator
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About

97

What a vivid and fascinating wood port with delicate caramel, honey, dried fruit and cedar character. Medium body, yet dense and silky. Bright. Hints of tannins. This is a wonderful colheita that will improve with age as well.

95 Wine Spectator

Lots of range here, featuring flavors of red currant preserves and cherries jubilee, with hints of toffee and toasted sesame. The silky, racy structure is fully absorbed. This shows a high-pitched, perfumy note that runs through the finish. Distinctive and hard not to dig into now, but the precision should carry this for a while longer.--1997 Vintage Port retrospective (Tasted -January 2017). Best from 2019 through 2035.

Product Detail

Item # 112159
Country Portugal
Region Port
Sub-Region Tawny
Ratings

97 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com

95 - Wine Spectator

Vintage 1997
Color Red
ABV 20.0%
Varietal(s) Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinto Cao, Trincadeira, Sousao/Vinhao
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features Dessert
Taste ripe cherry, peppercorn, cinnamon, plum, red fruit, cocoa, honey, vanilla, butterscotch, dark fruit, spice, earth, perfume, floral, violet, blackberry, cassis, cinnamon , raisin, high acid, chocolate, berry , cherry , plum , earth , leather and herb
Nose ripe cherry, peppercorn, cinnamon, plum, red fruit, cocoa, honey, vanilla, butterscotch, dark fruit, spice, earth, perfume, floral, violet, blackberry, cassis, cinnamon , raisin, chocolate, berry , cherry , plum , earth , leather and herb