Niepoort Late Bottled Vintage Port 2001

Niepoort Late Bottled Vintage Port 2001So what is an Late Bottled Vintage (LBV) port I hear you ask?  Well basically, its a vintage port that is left in the barrel past the normal 2.5 years.  Historically, it was left if barrel because an order had been cancelled or there was a lack of demand for that vintage.  They usually stay in barrel for 4 to 6 years and can be filtered or unfiltered.  I know this one is unfiltered, but if there is no mention of filtration on the bottle usually the cork is the give away.  If it has a normal wine style cork, it is usually unfiltered.  If it comes with a stopper type cork, its filtered.

Dark red and purple in the glass with intense aromas of clove, mulberry, white pepper, raisins, plums and dates.  Well textured in the mouth with a sweet/savoury thing going on.  Just the right level of sweetness and very good length.  Bursting with Christmas cake, plum, and mulberry on the palate.  This is great value, I don't think you'll find better for the money.  90 Pts.

Source: The Spanish Acquisition Price: $26 (375ml) Closure: Conventional Cork

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2 thoughts on “Niepoort Late Bottled Vintage Port 2001

  1. Hi Dave,

    I’m not familiar with this style of wine and was wondering if it will cellar/improve with time in bottle and also if it lasts well once opened or if it is best consumed within a day or two?

    Thanks in advance.

    SanjayC

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