Douro reds: panel tasting results

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Douro reds Niepoort
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Niepoort, Vertente 2009

Ripe, oaky fruit which is plummy and full on the nose. Soft and rich initially, with ripe tannins rising in the mouth. Very well made with lovely balance. Texturally it is sleek and silky so even though it is concentrated, it feels light. 16.83pts/20
Price: £18–£19 Bat & Bottle, Corks of Cotham, Tanners, Uncorked
Drink: 2012–2017
Alc: 13.5%

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