Niepoort Vintage 2007
- Out of stock
Vintage Port must be bottled within two or three years of the harvest date. The magic of Vintage port is different in every phase: as a young wine it captures the youthful fruit characters, then after 20 years or more the effects of the slow bottle age integration are revealed and finally after many decades the spirit dominates the wine. Vintage Port is amazing in all the three phases. Maturation in the bottle is more reductive than cask ageing and the wine that results has a fruitiness and power which develops in the traditional ageing vessel, the classic, thick, black port bottle. Serve at the end of a meal with cheese, especially blue cheese which goes really well. Please note that Vintage Port needs to be decanted.
This vintage continues Niepoort’s tradition to create balanced ports with great concentration while simultaneously fine and delicate. The Niepoort 2007 has benefited from a second winter to further close up its dense purple colour. On the aroma dark fruits are wonderfully contrasted with slightly green nuances and great finesse. On the palate, medium sweet, which combines well, with a very tight structure. The taste exhibits a firm tannins and length but with great finesse in evidence.