Producer: Niepoort

Variety: Touriga Nacional, Jaen, Alfrocheiro 

Vintage: 2013

Region: Dao, Portugal

RRP: $25

ABV: 12.5%

 

APPEARANCE

  • Clarity: Clear
  • Intensity: Medium
  • Colour: Ruby
  • Other observations: Pale rim

NOSE

  • Condition: Clean
  • Intensity: Medium 
  • Aroma characteristics:

Juicy fresh fruit, floral - violets, dried herbs, blackberry, blueberry, boysenberry.

Development: This wine is developing

PALATE

  • Sweetness: Dry
  • Acidity: Medium
  • Tannin: Medium 
  • Alcohol: Medium
  • Body: Medium
  • Flavour intensity: Medium
  • Flavour characteristics:

Similar to the nose, blackberry, blueberry, violets, dark cherry.

Other observations: Very well balanced, easy drinking.  No obvious oak influence.  This wine has been fermented in stainless and aged in cement tanks.

  • Finish: Medium

CONCLUSIONS

  • Quality level: Good
  • Level of readiness: Drink now.  Suitable for short term aging (3 years) but probably won't improve too much with age.

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