Vintage Port 2017

Niepoort: Vintage Port 2017

Zum Winzer

Tinta Amarela, Tinta Cao, Touriga Franca, Sousao, Tinta Francisca, Tinta Roriz
rot, süss
20,0% Vol.
Trinkreife: 2022–2088
Verpackt in: 6er OHK
voluminös & kräftig
Lobenberg: 98–100/100
Parker: 99–100/100
Suckling: 98/100
Portugal, Douro
Allergene: Sulfite, Abfüllerinformation

Heiner Lobenberg über:
Vintage Port 2017


Lobenberg: In der Nase exotischer Duft von reifen Beeren, voll und süß, aber nicht zu süß, großartige Aromen von reifer Frucht, wunderbar samtige, reife Tannine. Ein großer Port. 98-100/100


Parker über: Vintage Port

-- Parker: The 2017 Vintage Port is a field blend from old vines (80 to 100 years old). It comes in with 89 grams per liter of residual sugar. This was set for bottling in two weeks, but it was the final blend. Even when open for a couple of days, this was still tight, muscular and concentrated, grabbing the palate and never letting go. On opening, it was fragrant and delicious, but even then, there was plenty of muscle and evident concentration. The concentration and power merely improved as it aired out—unlike a lot of 2016s (which year Niepoort did not declare). Tasting it after several days open showed that it shut down and closed up in terms of expressiveness, but it definitively proved that it's an old-school, long-haul wine. Dry, stern and long on the finish, this is brilliant. It is hard to think of any basis on which this is not perfection just now—Niepoort says it is the best he's ever made. It's certainly the best I've seen from him, and it is a leading candidate for 'Wine of the Vintage,' although certainly not the only one. Finally, this is going to require patience. Nothing about it says 'drink me now.' It should age brilliantly. If you lack a cellar and patience, look away. 99-100/100


Suckling über: Vintage Port

-- Suckling: Wow. Smoky and intense on the nose with dried fruits and slate undertones. Lots of wet earth too. Full body, sweet yet dry and tannic on the palate. Very powerful and focused. Racy and powerful. A fantastic center palate of fruit. A blend of touriga franca, tinto cao, tinta francisca, tinta amarela, sousao, tinta roriz and others. Drink in 2025 and onwards. 98/100

Mein Winzer


Seit Dirk Niepoort, Nachfahre einer seit Generationen in Portugal lebenden holländischen Familie, 1987 im Betrieb Verantwortung übernahm, gehört das Weingut sicher wieder zu den Top-Adressen Portugals. Dirk Niepoort ist nicht nur ein genialer Rotweinerzeuger, der mit »Batuta« und »Charme« zwei...