Niepoort Late Bottled Vintage/LBV Port Half Bottle 2018 Douro
The port business is where Niepoort started, and port wine remains the jewel of in the crown of this pioneering Douro estate. The LBV is a true Late Bottled Vintage, not just a trumped-up Ruby. In other words, this is a port made in the style of the great vintage ports of the region, with just a little less time in bottle and more time in cask to make it approachable for early drinking. Unfined and unfiltered, just like a vintage port, this can be aged for decades and will throw a sediment in time. For current drinking expect velvet tannins and plush black fruit, accented by Darjeeling tea leaves, bergamot, and the indescribable but unmistakeable spiciness of the Douro.