Niepoort Redoma Tinto 2016

Original Price $49.00
Current Price $39.97

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94-96pts Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate
The Niepoort Redoma Tinto is a steal at this price. Beautiful aromas and a fetching personality that works well with everything from grilled meats to roast chicken, meaty pastas, chili and braised, tender meat dishes. As those cooler temps are marching towards us, we think this is the perfect vehicle with which to welcome them. 

Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate:  "The 2016 Redoma is a field blend aged for 21 months in large and old wooden vats. It comes in at 12% alcohol. This was the final blend and out of cask, but it was a couple of weeks from bottling when seen. This adds intensity to the Vertente this issue but has some of the same characteristics, including glorious freshness and vivid fruit flavor. This is a terrific Redoma, tight, crisp, tense, focused and lingering, plus pretty delicious. It looks like a fine competitor to the 2015. Drink 2019-2043

Niepoort said he liked the balance on the 2015 somewhat better, and this had somewhat harder edges, at least now. He said the 2016 might age better, though. Then, after thinking about it, he said he preferred the 2016. He seemed a little conflicted—me too. It is hard choosing between your children. I liked the structure and intensity here a little more, while the 2015 has more finesse. In the long run, I suspect that they will be pretty close, both big winners. It is certainly true, though, that this 2016 is a bit more closed at the same point in its life. They are both going to age well too, probably better than anticipated." Aug 2018

Trade Notes:  "With Redoma, Niepoort tries every year to express what they consider the Douro character. The edgy tannins represent the wilderness and the steepness of the vineyards, the strong character results from the mountain viticulture; the mineral notes express the schist soils and the rich aromas express the sunny summer days. Redoma was the first Douro still wine produced by Niepoort in 1991. Many things have changed since then in the Douro but Redoma has kept its character."

Bottle
750ml, cork                          
Farming Practicing organic
Varietal Tinta Amarela, Touriga Franca, Rufete, Tinta Roriz, Tinto Cão and others
Alcohol 
12.0%
Total Acidity
4.9g/dm3
pH ~3.66
Aging 21 months in French oak casks of 228 litres
Region Douro, Portugal
Original Price $49.00
Current Price $39.97

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