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  • Producer ranking ?

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  • Decanting time

    2h
  • When to drink

    now to 2055
  • Food Pairing

    Enjoy without food

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The Story

Colheitas are dated Tawnies aged in small casks. The minimum age requirement is 7 years, but the tradition at Niepoort is to age several more years before bottling. The wine takes on a Tawny hue. Wood and nutty tones are evident on the palate due to the wine’s slow ageing in old casks. Colheita goes well with dry fruits desserts and the portuguese "Leite Creme queimado". As a starter, the combination with foie gras is impressive.

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Tasting note

color

Medium, Brownish and Bright

ending

Long, Smooth and Gentle

flavors

Plum, Smoky, Floral, Nutty and Dried-fruit

nose

Youthful, Ripe, Refined and Charming

taste

Low in Acidity, Low tannin, Complex, Full-bodied, Jammy and Sweet tannins

Verdict

Well-rounded and Outstanding

Written Notes

Fox red shading to bright tawny. The minute the cork was pulled on a half-bottle of this extremely rare wine an incredibly intense, haunting aromatic cloud was released. You didn't need to bring your nose to the glass. Spice rack, citrus peel and somehow ethereal raisins were some of the scents suggested. There is extraordinary lift and freshness to this 155-year-old wine. So clean and transparent, the port almost finishes dry. Richness and concentration are not the watchwords, no matter how high the levels of alcohol and residual sugar are analytically. Incredibly long. 

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Ähnlich 2009 von Dirk Niepoort mitgebrachter älteste Portwein des Gutes, ein . Der war mit seiner sehr klaren, bräunlichen Farbe noch so unglaublich frisch und balanciert, da war nichts spritiges, nichts oxidatives, einfach nur Massen besten Kaffees, eine süchtig machende Süße, die mit der kräftigen Säure in völliger Harmonie verbunden war, das war nicht nur reifer Port in Perfektion, das war eine echte Port-Legende - 100/100.
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Origin

Porto, Douro

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