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Niepoort 10 Years Old Tawnytext
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16½/20

Niepoort 10 Years Old Tawny NV

Douro Valley, Northern Portugal, PortugalThis 10-year-old Tawny Port is a blend of numerous wines averaging 10 years in age. This comes from vines over 30 years from the schist soils of Vinha da Pisca, Vale do Pinhão, and Ferrão, and blends Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinto Cão, Tinta Francisca, Tinta Amarela, Sousão, Tinta Roriz and others. It was foot-trodden and fermented in lagares before ageing in small oak casks. Pouring an amber hue, this carries brown sugar, marmalade, burnished orange peel, roasted chestnuts, roasted Kona, and old paper along a silken smooth palate, finishing with a bright, frizzed orange peel note. Much less fiery and more sophisticated than most 10-year-old Tawny.Tasted: 11 November 2021Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: ON 48.30 LCBO Producer: Niepoort (Vinhos) S.A.Distributors: Vintage Corks Limited
Le Sommelier Inc.
Blend: Touriga Nacional - Touriga Franca - Tinta Cao