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We Speak Wine USD 23.99 750ml

Niepoort Late Bottled Vintage Lbv Port 2013

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Tasting Notes: The wine has a dark red appearance and lighter red hues on the rim, with wonderful aromas of dark chocolate and a subtle floral character which enrobes the deep fruits of the forest notes. On the palate it is superbly balanced and fresh, with a most seductive middle palate and good extract, followed by a superb spirit-driven finish.

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Niepoort Vinhos:
Niepoort’s mission is to preserve the niche player position and continue to create great Port and Douro wines bringing together secular tradition and innovation.

External Reviews for Niepoort Late Bottled Vintage Lbv Port

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
05/28/2018

Tasting Notes: The wine has a dark red appearance and lighter red hues on the rim, with wonderful aromas of dark chocolate and a subtle floral character which enrobes the deep fruits of the forest notes. On the palate it is superbly balanced and fresh, with a most seductive middle palate and good extract, followed by a superb spirit-driven finish.


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Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2012 08/20/2016

Tasting Notes: Brilliant red appearance with some brick red hues on the rim with a refined aroma of cherries along with a fine perfumed floral character and superb finesse. Essentially the wine is elegant in style, but the palate is somewhat of an enigma -initially the fruit and elegance on the aroma comes through on the palate but with low extract but superbly balanced and fresh, but the finish is somewhat robust, firm and with a dry tannic finish, it will be interesting to see this wine age, no doubt, in an elegant manner. Vinification: 2012 was marked by the lack of rain in the Douro region. As a result, the growing cycle of the vine began, on average, 15 days later than in previous years. On the other hand, winter 2012 also saw very low temperatures, which resulted in a good and well balanced growth of the vegetation. The maturation period was not as hot as usual, creating a good balance in the total acidity of the grape musts. All grapes for the LBV 2012 were sourced from old vineyards in the Cima Corgo region of the Douro valley. Harvest occurred during the month of September and after careful selection on the sorting table, the crushed grapes and stems were directly channeled to granite "lagares" and foot trodden prior to fortification. Following some cool winter months in the Douro, the wines were transported in early 2013 to the cellars in Vila Nova de Gaia and aged in large wooden vats and bottled in the fourth year - a tradition at Niepoort to retain freshness in the wines. Food Suggestions: Late bottled vintage is the perfect port to accompany chocolate desserts, especially if dark/bitter chocolate is used! Fantastic also with Portuguese "Queijo da Serra", Stilton and mature Parmesan where the saltiness of the aged Parmesan provides the perfect balance for the sweet fruit of the LBV. However the combination that beats them all has to be that of Rolf Niepoort - LBV and a pepper steak!!


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Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2009 04/27/2015

A pretty, deep ruby/violet colour, it has a complex aroma where red fruit notes are predominant, reminiscent of cherries and spices, with a peppery touch. A hint of dark chocolate. On the palate, it is greatly concentrated and full-bodied with firm tannins which at the same time are elegant and smooth. The great acidity provides freshness and balance to the wine. The finish is long and pleasant. This LBV is ready to be enjoyed and will become more complex by extending ageing for a couple of decades. To fully enjoy the qualities it has to offer, we recommend decanting before serving. Ideal with soft cheese, smooth blue cheese, dark chocolate desserts or a pepper steak! - Winery


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Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2009 01/15/2016

A pretty, deep ruby/violet colour, it has a complex aroma where red fruit notes are predominant, reminiscent of cherries and spices, with a peppery touch. A hint of dark chocolate. On the palate, it is greatly concentrated and full-bodied with firm tannins which at the same time are elegant and smooth. The great acidity provides freshness and balance to the wine. The finish is long and pleasant. This LBV is ready to be enjoyed and will become more complex by extending ageing for a couple of decades. To fully enjoy the qualities it has to offer, we recommend decanting before serving. Ideal with soft cheese, smooth blue cheese, dark chocolate desserts or a pepper steak! - Winery ** Only 1 in Stock **


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Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2008 01/17/2013

Deep ruby colour, with a complex and concentrated aroma of red and black fruits. Notes of pepper and dark chocolate. On the palate it shows great concentration and volume with a firm structure but a superb soft silky texture. The great acidity provides freshness and balance to the wine. Long and pleasant finish. The wine can be enjoyed now, and will become more complex with further cellaring for a couple of decades. To fully benefit from its qualities we recommend it be decanted before serving. Serve with soft cheeses, mild blue cheese, dark chocolate desserts or even a pepper steak! - Winery


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Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2008 01/24/2014

Deep ruby colour, with a complex and concentrated aroma of red and black fruits. Notes of pepper and dark chocolate. On the palate it shows great concentration and volume with a firm structure but a superb soft silky texture. The great acidity provides freshness and balance to the wine. Long and pleasant finish. The wine can be enjoyed now, and will become more complex with further cellaring for a couple of decades. To fully benefit from its qualities we recommend it be decanted before serving. Serve with soft cheeses, mild blue cheese, dark chocolate desserts or even a pepper steak! - Winery ** SOLD OUT **


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2007 01/03/2013

From a top vintage year, this LBV has a fine richness and dry core to its blackberry-jelly and spice flavors. Despite being softened by wood aging, it could withstand a few more years in bottle. - R.V. This is perhaps the most significant Premium Port of the range. Winemaker Dirk van der Niepoort calls this the "Little Brother" of his Vintage Port, as the origins of the grapes and vinification methods are identical. Made from Ports of the 2007 harvest, this Late Bottled Vintage however has extended cask maturation making it drinkable at a younger age, yet retaining the essence of its superior "sibling". Brilliant dark red appearance, with refined aromas of dark plums and blackberries. On the palate the fruit is evident along with a superb soft silky texture all held together with a firm structure and good length on the finish. The wine can be enjoyed now, and will become more complex with further cellaring for a couple of decades. To fully benefit from its qualities we recommend ...



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