Niepoort (Vinhos) S.A.

Vintage Porto Port Blend

9.3154 ratings
9.452 pro ratings
Porto, Douro, Portugal
Port Blend
Blue Cheese, Chocolate & Caramel, Vanilla & Caramel, Salami & Prosciutto, Fruit & Berries, Baking Spices, Pungent Cheese, Fruit Desserts, Soft Cheese, Chocolate & Coffee
Top Notes For
Josh Morgenthau

Shockingly powerful and electric. This starts with the youthful, bright purple appearance of a young, gently extracted syrah. The nose is a riotous, almost comedic mix aromas that are also echoed as flavors on the palate: grape cola, cocoa, blueberry, purple plum, cough syrup and black raspberry, all making their appearance as if on a stage. There are also inscrutable notes of playdough, light roast coffee, marzipan, cigar, tar, black currant leaf and green plum. Texturally this is a paradox, both dense and light, chalky and humming with energy. The sensory explosion carries for some time trailing off into prickly, silky tannins on the finish. Though it stains your mouth, you never notice such is the brilliant lightness of the wine. Perfect wine in the making.

Shockingly powerful and electric. This starts with the youthful, bright purple appearance of a young, gently extracted syrah. The nose is a riotous, almost comedic mix aromas that are also echoed as flavors on the palate: grape cola, cocoa, blueberry, purple plum, cough syrup and black raspberry, all making their appearance as if on a stage. There are also inscrutable notes of playdough, light roast coffee, marzipan, cigar, tar, black currant leaf and green plum. Texturally this is a paradox, both dense and light, chalky and humming with energy. The sensory explosion carries for some time trailing off into prickly, silky tannins on the finish. Though it stains your mouth, you never notice such is the brilliant lightness of the wine. Perfect wine in the making.

Mar 31st, 2022
Andrew S

A fun bottle to share. Hints of fruits underneath, with predominate cocoa, dark chocolates, caramel, faint dates. Lengthy finish sails on.

A fun bottle to share. Hints of fruits underneath, with predominate cocoa, dark chocolates, caramel, faint dates. Lengthy finish sails on.

Apr 12th, 2020
Gregg Gordon

Delicious and well structured with a mellow black fruit jamminess that finished the night perfectly

Delicious and well structured with a mellow black fruit jamminess that finished the night perfectly

Nov 21st, 2018
Allison Lyzenga

Deep garnet with heavy sediment; medium plus intensity aromas of black cherry, cola, potting soil, amaretto, menthol, lavender, new leather (shoe store); medium sweet, medium plus acid, high, rough tannins, high alcohol, full bodied, pronounced intensity flavors of jam, blackberry, black plum, brandied cherries, dried fig, dates, cedar, licorice, lavender; medium plus finish

Deep garnet with heavy sediment; medium plus intensity aromas of black cherry, cola, potting soil, amaretto, menthol, lavender, new leather (shoe store); medium sweet, medium plus acid, high, rough tannins, high alcohol, full bodied, pronounced intensity flavors of jam, blackberry, black plum, brandied cherries, dried fig, dates, cedar, licorice, lavender; medium plus finish

Oct 11th, 2018
Alex Jones

Marketing/Development Kunni/Westerly Wines

9.2

Still thinking about this and the dried date and apricot flavors with caramel. Delicious.

Still thinking about this and the dried date and apricot flavors with caramel. Delicious.

May 27th, 2018
Tom Kobylarz

Crushed blackberry, minty eucalyptus, black cherry. A tasty and complex Christmas Port. Plenty young this is a hold for later days, but so good now! #niepoort

Crushed blackberry, minty eucalyptus, black cherry. A tasty and complex Christmas Port. Plenty young this is a hold for later days, but so good now! #niepoort

1 person found it helpfulDec 25th, 2015
Alexis Campos

Sales & Marketing Orin Swift Cellars

9.7

Great structure, nice tannins, long finish.

Great structure, nice tannins, long finish.

1 person found it helpfulJan 19th, 2014
Paul Courtright

From Tuesday night. It's rare that someone asks me to open port, so this was a real treat indeed. #drankthewholebottle

From Tuesday night. It's rare that someone asks me to open port, so this was a real treat indeed. #drankthewholebottle

Feb 26th, 2016
Christopher Bates

Master Sommelier, Owner/Winemaker Element Winery

9.0

Strange. Hot? But with a very strange aroma. Balance is God.

Strange. Hot? But with a very strange aroma. Balance is God.

Dec 31st, 2015
Antonio Gianola

Well developed and drinking in a very good way.

Well developed and drinking in a very good way.

Dec 30th, 2015