Niepoort Senior Tawny Port
A lovely Tawny Port and very well priced, if the branding doesn't entice you in, the flavours will!
Brick red tawny appearance; a velvety mouth feel with a fine blend of old wines giving richness balanced with younger wines giving freshness and complexity. Retaining some of its fresh figgy-fruit, Senior also displays clear nutty, aged notes, including a dash of rancio on the finish.
The Niepoort family emigrated from the Netherlands to Portugal in the 18th century, and today, Dirk Niepoort runs the firm with a dedication and enthusiasm that makes him one of the most popular figures in the wine trade.
The Senior Tawny wine spends most of its time ageing in small barrels in the Niepoort lodge in Vila Nova de Gaia. The small barrels enable a soft and light contact with air through the pores of the wood, which results in a slow oxidation process over the years.