Niepoort Vintage Port
Wine Spectator: 95 Points
This fruity style shows plenty of peppery notes, with bright cherry and fresh-crushed plum flavors that are crisp and lively. Finishes with a flurry of pomegranate and chocolate accents. Best from 2025 through 2050. 15,000 cases made. –KM
Wine Enthusiast Review: 95 points
Fruit and acidity dominate the initial impression. The wine certainly has power and richness, as it’s full in the mouth, juicy and fruity. In the background, there is a darker element, solid and dense, promising long-term aging.
Vinous Review: 94+ points
Bright, saturated medium ruby. Black cherry, blueberry, flowers, earth and graphite minerality on the nose. Sweet and lush but energetic too, displaying outstanding depth to its pristine flavors of raspberry, flowers and soil. Wonderfully sappy and primary, and impressively concentrated and chewy, but at the same time seductive and refined thanks to its penetrating vinosity. A major mouthful of port, but the big, tactile tannins call for at least a decade of patience.
-- Stephen Tanzer
The Wine Advocate: 94-96 points
The glass containing the Niepoort Vintage is almost overflowing with fruity aromas – damson, cassis, tobacco and cigar box all beautifully defined. With aeration there is a very appealing sense of Bordeaux-like austerity that comes forth. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannins, a slight savoriness infusing the tertiary black fruit, and superb structure on the reserved, quite aristocratic finish, which offers a kick of spice on the aftertaste. Wonderful. Tasted May 2013.