Niepoort Vintage Port 2015 (Portugal) - [JS 95] [RP 94-96] [WS 93]

Niepoort Vintage Port 2015
(Portugal) - [JS 95] [RP 94-96] [WS 93]

Regular price $110.00 Sale price $89.97 Save $20.03

JS95 RP94 WS93
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Notes From the Winemaker:
2015 was as perfect as it gets, particularly for Port – a year where we had time to think and make the right decisions, with the weather helping enormously.

Picked at the perfect time, 40% originating from our Pisca vineyard and 60% from different small parcels, all over 80 years old, the Ports were foot-trodden and made in lagares in Vale de Mendiz, with 100% of the stems.

This resulted in incredible Ports with an unusual dimension, impressive structure with fine and intense tannins, great concentration but always accompanied by balance and harmony.

The sweetness is masked by the wonderfully robust tannins, the alcohol by the generous concentration, with the fantastic natural acidity of 2015 providing an overall balance.

The nose is shy but focused, no overripe prune-like characteristics, just a gentle and elegant expression of fruit and complexity – it is a joy just to smell all the hidden elements.

Grape Varieties: Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinto Cão, Tinta Francisca, Tinta Amarela, Sousão, Tinta Roriz and others

Technical Data:
Ageing: 2 years in "tonéis"
Residual Sugar (g/dm3): 101
Alcohol (%): 19.5
pH: 3.61
Total Acidity (g/dm3): 4.34
Volatile Acidity (g/dm3): 0.18
Total SO2 (mg/dm3): 60

Ratings & Reviews

95 Points - James Suckling:
"This shows the elegance of the vintage. Not many port shippers are declaring but this exhibits length and firmness with structure. Medium to full body, light sweetness and lots of blackberry, blueberry and raspberry character. Very pretty length and firmness. Should be outstanding. Try in 2025." (May 15, 2017)

94-96 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The tightly wound precision and serious backbone make this a 2015 with plenty of room to grow in the cellar, but that's not all. It has fine intensity of flavor and freshness to go with the big tannins here, making this a very serious Port on all fronts. It is impressive overall." - Mark Squires (Jun 2017)

93 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
A lively, energetic Port, with lots of brambly grip and warm fruitcake notes carrying the core of steeped plum, raspberry and blackberry flavors. Licorice snap, apple wood, violet and mint accents add range. Best from 2030 through 2050.  JM (Nov 2017)