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Niepoort Batuta 2015

Red wine, 750 ml
SAQ code :  13787877 UPC code :  05603977000537
Portugal
Porto/Douro
 
Designation of origin Douro
Producer Niepoort (Vinhos) SA
Degree of alcohol 12.5 %

“The 2015 Batuta is a field blend from old vines, with lots of Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, Rufete and others, aged in 20% new French barrels for 20 months. It comes in at just 12.5% alcohol. This may be my favourite Batuta in a long time. Now, this is always an elegantly crafted wine, always understated (often to a fault). This year, though, it has a particularly nice combination of freshness, grip and ripe tannins that make it very appealing. Then, it adds that gorgeous intensity of fruit flavour that this vintage produced, perfectly supported and defined by the acidity that slams the fruit into the palate. There is also very respectable weight (relative to this usually understated bottling and the elegant vintage). It then finishes tight and grabs the palate. Overall, this deserves some props and plenty of them. It should age beautifully. It is also a vintage that is approachable young, but it will certainly be better in 2020 or so, assuming you can keep your hands off of it. It is very tasty now, if a bit tight. We'll see what the future brings, but I have to lean up on this beauty right now. This was not bottled when seen, but it was a tank sample, out of barrel and the final blend.”
www.robertparker.com


Aging Potential : Drink now or keep until 2032


WA 94-96


(270 bt)

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