Niepoort Colheita Port 2007

£74.99

“The 2007 Colheita Tawny Port was bottled in 2018 with a long cork and 90 grams of residual sugar. This, basically a ten-year tawny, has typical freshness but above average complexity and just a little more concentration. Easy and dryish, this drinks well in a very balanced and refined style. Drink: 2018-2040. 90 points

Niepoort in 2016 only made Bioma and did not make his typical blend. Look for his 2017s. Regarding the tawnies, remember that the drinking windows are just placeholders. Tawnies age well. The longer they are in barrel, the better they age. As long as the cork does not fail, they may hold more or less indefinitely, which is hard to predict. I add a little extra time as they get older, but it’s just a tip to illustrate the category. It is not exactly precise. The beauty of end-date drinking windows for Port, of course, is that no one can yell at me if I’m wrong.”

Mark Squires, Wine Advocate (07/18)

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