Niepoort Porto 20 Years Old Tawny
This port is made from port wines from different vintages. The 20 Years Old Tawny has a smell and taste that is seen by Van der Niepoort as characteristic of a port with 20 years of barrel aging. This means that the 20 Years Old Tawny has matured in wood for an average of between 22 and 25 years. The wine has a complex refined caramel and nutty aroma with an intense taste. Roof tile red color with orange glow. Dried fruit and toffee in the scent. Complex taste with candied orange and mocha, long finish with nuts. Once opened, the bottle will keep for at least a month.
The oldest ports of the Niepoorthuis, such as this Tawny 20 Years, define very well the most traditional style: complexity, finesse and great perseverance. A classic, signed by a house with over 150 years of experience in the production of great Port wines. Aged for 20 years in small 550 liter wooden barrels and after a typical fermentation in granite presses in Vila Nova de Gaia.
Dutchman Dirk Niepoort, whose family is linked to the history of Port Wine, shows why he is considered one of the most interesting winemakers in the Portuguese wine scene. The winery has been owned by the Van der Niepoort family since 1848, the year it was handed over to them by Eduard Krebe, who had founded it six years earlier. Today it is one of the most accredited Portuguese wine companies in the world, both for the level of quality and for the great personality and inimitable style of its wines.
No port house is managed in such a personal way as Niepoort. Responsible for this personal leadership style is the young and enthusiastic Dirk van der Niepoort, descendent of the sixth generation of the originally Dutch founders of Niepoort. The Dutch passport is still proudly worn by the current owners. The house was founded in 1842 by the Dutchman Eduard Kebe.
Five years later, Franciscus, the first Van der Niepoort in the house, became his partner. When Kebe died a short time later, the port company became fully owned by Van der Niepoort. In recent years, Dirk van der Niepoort (1964) has paid a lot of attention to the quality of all ports made by the house. Among other things, some beautiful vineyards were acquired, the best guarantee for top quality fruit.
|Type of Wine||Portwine|
|James Suckling rating||96|