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Niepoort, Vintage Port, 2005

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2005 was declared a vintage by Niepoort although many of the bigger port producers decided to release single quinta ports instead that year. A vintage port that merits an 18.5 score with Jancis Robinson, who confesses to rarely giving more than 18 points, is a very good port indeed. As it is very young, we would recommend giving it another 10 years or so before popping the cork.

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Cardinal's Rating 97
Colour Port
Grape Variety Port Blend
Country Portugal
£56.99
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2005 was declared a vintage by Niepoort although many of the bigger port producers decided to release single quinta ports instead that year. A vintage port that merits an 18.5 score with Jancis Robinson, who confesses to rarely giving more than 18 points, is a very good port indeed. As it is very young, we would recommend giving it another 10 years or so before popping the cork. This is a powerful and concentrated port with an incredibly dark colour and intense black fruits all with good acidity for a fresh edge. The nose has hints of mint and cinnamon spice. The structure is very impressive indeed, a good sign of a big potential to age and it is not overly sweet. The complexity has already started to develop, this will eventually be a thrilling drink. We suggest pairing this with a salty blue cheese for a fabulous taste experience.
Producer / Vineyard Niepoort
Colour Port
Vintage 2005
Country Portugal
Area Douro
Region Porto
Grape Variety Port Blend
Body Full
Bottle Size Bottle (0.75)
Wine Closure Natural Cork
Contents Full
ABV 20% abv
When to drink? 2020 onwards
Wine Rating
Cardinal's Rating 97
Tissue Wrap Available? Yes
Tasting Note Available? Yes
Giftbox Available? Yes
Greeting Card Available? Yes

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