Niepoort (Vinhos) S.A.

Charme Douro Red Blend

9.277 ratings
9.420 pro ratings
Douro, Portugal
Red Blend
Game, Baking Spices, Duck, Goose, Potato, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Rice, Exotic Spices, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Onion, Chicken, Pork, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Soft Cheese, Mushrooms, Tomato-Based, Turkey, Veal, Hard Cheese
Top Notes For
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 2013 / Rich, toffee, leather, tobacco, coffee, charming and frivolous. #tintaroriz #tourigafranca

Vintage 2013 / Rich, toffee, leather, tobacco, coffee, charming and frivolous. #tintaroriz #tourigafranca

Nov 27th, 2018
MICHAEL COOPER

Owner TomeVinos wine shops, WSET Level 3, Blogger www.spanishwinesandmore.com, blog.tomevinos.com

9.2

I love Charme. Subtle, layered finesse. Very expensive, too expensive. #douro #niepoort #portuguesewine

I love Charme. Subtle, layered finesse. Very expensive, too expensive. #douro #niepoort #portuguesewine

Aug 12th, 2018
Tom Kobylarz

Great as this 14 was also picked before the heavy rains.
Medium ruby intensity with light edges.
The nose is more elegant and ethereal, with rose, and lifted bright red fruit aromatics of cherry and pomegranate, and a line of fresh minerality and terroir. Dirk's ode to Red Burgundy. The intensity on the palate is more elegant, but more precise than Batuta showing more transparency and definition. This is a field blend from 70-100+ year old vine north facing vineyards in Pinhao at Vale de Mendiz.

Great as this 14 was also picked before the heavy rains.
Medium ruby intensity with light edges.
The nose is more elegant and ethereal, with rose, and lifted bright red fruit aromatics of cherry and pomegranate, and a line of fresh minerality and terroir. Dirk's ode to Red Burgundy. The intensity on the palate is more elegant, but more precise than Batuta showing more transparency and definition. This is a field blend from 70-100+ year old vine north facing vineyards in Pinhao at Vale de Mendiz.

1 person found it helpfulMar 8th, 2017
Fabio Landazabal

Fabio had this 6 years ago

Fabio had this 6 years ago

1 person found it helpfulJan 1st, 2014
Jeroen Koenen

Elegant, feminine wine, Burgundy style. Pop n pour, generous, open, but lacking tension and excitement at the moment. Reevaluate tomorrow.

Elegant, feminine wine, Burgundy style. Pop n pour, generous, open, but lacking tension and excitement at the moment. Reevaluate tomorrow.

1 person found it helpfulDec 28th, 2013
Simon Swift

Nose like a burgundy. Smooth and sweet. Impressive. Loads of red fruit.

Nose like a burgundy. Smooth and sweet. Impressive. Loads of red fruit.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 12th, 2013
Tom Kobylarz

Niepoort's answer to an elegant, north facing Burgundy styled red. A field blend from 70-100+ year old vines in the Vale de Mendiz in the Pinhao valley. Aged 15-19 months in French oak of varied ages. Exceptional in this great growing season.

Niepoort's answer to an elegant, north facing Burgundy styled red. A field blend from 70-100+ year old vines in the Vale de Mendiz in the Pinhao valley. Aged 15-19 months in French oak of varied ages. Exceptional in this great growing season.

Mar 7th, 2017
Wojciech Bońkowski

Bloger bonkowshi.me

10

OMG!! Extraordinary. Best Charme ever tasted. So poised! Wish I could afford it. #Douro

OMG!! Extraordinary. Best Charme ever tasted. So poised! Wish I could afford it. #Douro

Apr 14th, 2015
Fabien Lainé

Blogger VinDeling.com

9.4

The Burgundy expression of Douro - a brilliant wine - an exclusive wine , it's all about elegance and complexity - a smooth beauty - 16 months in French barrels 😋👏🍷

The Burgundy expression of Douro - a brilliant wine - an exclusive wine , it's all about elegance and complexity - a smooth beauty - 16 months in French barrels 😋👏🍷

Jan 17th, 2015