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A 3 bottle selection of Dirk Niepoort’s Ports makes a fantastic introduction to his wines. This includes 1 bottle each of an aged Tawny Port, his superb LBV and a Crusted Port.
3 bottles, 1 of each of the following:
1 bottle Niepoort Senior
An elegant port with a subtle expression, a great everyday Tawny Port. It has a brick red tawny colour and the flavours and aromas are predominantly red fruit based with nutty characteristics. It has a velvety mouth feel with a fine blend of old wines giving richness balanced with younger wines giving freshness and complexity.
1 bottle Niepoort Late Bottled Vintage
Brilliant red appearance with brick red hues around the rim. Niepoort LBV has aromas of cherries with a subtle perfumed floral character as well as superb finesse. The wine is elegant in style with good fruit on the palate. It is superbly balanced and fresh, culminating in a somewhat robust and firm finish with a tannic grip. It will be interesting to see this wine develop as it ages, undoubtedly, in a very elegant manner.
1 bottle Niepoort Crusted Port
Deep red appearance and is starting to show some age on the rim. it has amazing aromas of exuberant cherries and low intensity chocolate. On the palate, a seductive velvety/silky texture is dominant with superb finesse hiding a firm structure.
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Niepoort is a family company now in its fifth generation and presently managed by Dirk Niepoort. Despite being the second smallest shippers in the trade they are second to none in quality. Already famous for their classic tawny ports, they have now joined the ranks of the great producers of Vintage Port. Reputations take long to establish and only when there is a genuine commitment to quality throughout the company is a name made. “Niepoort is to Vintage Port what Krug is to Champagne. They are both small houses in a world dominated by large competitors but they are producing outstanding wines which very few can match.” James Suckling, Vintage Port.