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2005 Niepoort - Redoma Branco Reserva

PORTUGAL / PORTO/DOURO /
  • 94 WA
  • 88 JR
  • Variety
    Regional Blend

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SKU: 199401-2005-750-3A
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17

    Creamy, leesy but fresh nose. Not fruit. Creamy oak on the palate. Cool and subtle though it shows quite a bit of oak. Dry and elegant and burgundian.(JH)œ25 Great Northern Wines, Peake Wine, Theatre of Wine
    Author: Julia Harding MW
  • Rating: 94

    The 2005 |Redoma Reserva| Branco is sourced from high altitude old vineyards with vines averaging 60 to 100 years old. This is principally a blend of Rabigato, Codega, Donzelinho, Viosinho and Arinto. It spent eight months in French oak. It smells of oak at first, but with every moment open, the steel and acid come through. It is somewhat fuller in the mouth than the regular bottling, with a better finish, and somewhat higher perceptible acidity, an earthier, more intense and more powerful wine than the regular bottling, which seems open and drinkable now. The Reserva could use a little cellar time, at which time it should surpass the regular bottling. It is beautifully structured, and grows on you. This is a very serious white wine from a Douro producer who obviously intends to make a statement for white wines as well as reds. The winery calls it a white Burgundy ringer, and it does have that feel to it. There were approximately 833 cases produced.
    Author: Mark Squires
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  • Niepoort's story begins in 1842 when Dutchman Eduard Kebe established the firm in the famed Douro wine-making region of Portugal. When he passed away in 1848, the business was left in the capable hands of his business partner, F. M. Van der Niepoort. Over 150 years later, Dirk Niepoort continues to make fortified wines using the same methods as his ancestors.

    Niepoort has lead the way as one of the region's most innovative and creative winemakers of both fortified and still wines.

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 108 bottles owned
    • 17 collectors