Niepoort Colheita 1997 - NJWineSeller
Niepoort Colheita 1997
SKU: 17769

Niepoort Colheita 1997

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750ml
$74.99

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Beautiful colour of orange tones and brick with good depth. The aroma and palate show the maturity of the wine, due to the long ageing in small old oak casks. It presents candied fruit notes, reminding apricots and peaches integrated with smoke notes and dried fruit. In the mouth is very much alive, marked by a vibrant acidity and great volume. It's enveloping, with a long and very pleasant finish.
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The 1997 Colheita Tawny Port was bottled in 2016 with a long cork. Delectable, but wonderfully refined and elegant, this is--roughly--a 20 year tawny that doesn't hit you over the head with power and depth, but has complexity and length to spare. The molasses on the finish, with just a hint of treacle, gives this layers and intensity of flavor, but it always seems youthful, too--sometimes, more so than the 2005 bottling reviewed this issue. Going less for the "big bang" and more for silky sensuality, this is one to linger with and contemplate. It's lovely as well as lively. Pricing was not available as of this writing.

Mark Squires, February 28, 2017