Porto

2007 Niepoort Vintage Port

Technical Attributes
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Tasting Notes

Most VP need upwards of fifteen years before they are ready, and may last for decades more. It is important to note that VP suffers a flat spot about 5 years from harvest, and unlike other drinks which suffer similarly (Riesling, for one), the ‘dip’ period can be 10 years or more of surly adolescence. Drink them less than 5 or more than 15 years from harvest is a simple rule of thumb to observe.

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Winemakers Note

The magic of Vintage Port is that it is so different in every phase: as a young wine it's all powerful and youthful fruit characters, the effects of spirit maturation and integration are revealed; after decades really fine mature old spirit dominates the wine. Vintage Port is amazing in all three phases.

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