NV Niepoort 10YO White

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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NV Niepoort 10YO White

Post by djewesbury » 01:25 Tue 07 May 2013

NV 10Y Niepoort White
We (DJ+RB) have decided to taste as many white ports as we can find locally in the next little while. Obviously white port often has a fairly poor reputation amongst drinkers of VP and it's not surprising; it's not a drink most producers take at all seriously. We tasted some really excellent aged whites at the BFT (first three entries listed below) and found them very different to what are often very insipid drinks. We thought it was time to see whether the non-aged market has improved at all.

Niepoort 10-year-old White
2003 Kopke White Colheita
Kopke 20-year-old White
Quinta de la Rosa Extra Dry White
Cockburn Light Dry White
Niepoort Dry White
1971 Dalva White Colheita

Tasted at the Niepoort stand at the BFT.

Surprisingly dark for a ten-year-old white, note straw-coloured but deep and dark. Has a nose with dried fruits and nuts. Some citrus. Really great structure in the mouth, rich but with dryness too, not cloying or oversweet at all, nor is it at all sour in the slightly bitter dry finish. Very fresh, but deep too.
Daniel J.
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