2013 Robustus

Niepoort

95Average Score
Red
3x75cl
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0 Immediate | 8 Marketplace
£150.00
Scores & Notes
Average Score
95
Critic Notes

The 2013 Robustus is a field blend with unusual vinification (as always for this brand). It was aged for 45 months in old, 2,000-liter wooden vats and comes in at just 12.7% alcohol. This may be Niepoort's blockbuster this issue, but in Niepoort's style, that mostly means freshness, acidity and tannins, not big, sweet fruit and jammy ripeness. Intense and focused, this very precise Robustus is a powerhouse with a crisp, steely edge and intensity of everything. This is a Robustus that seems to be on its way to spectacular. When this is released (October 2017), it is going to need some patience. It should hold several decades thereafter. There will be no rush. This was not bottled when seen, but it was a tank sample, out of barrel and the final blend. Aug 2017, www.robertparker.com

Score: 94-96/100Mark Squires
F+R Opinion
2017 Vintage Port Release and Vertical Tasting with Dirk Niepoort
“The 2017 vintage is the best wine I ever did”…. A bold claim from the larger-than-life Dirk Niepoort - made none the less impactful by the laughing concession that he had said the same of his 2015, 2011 and 2005 vintages. 2005 and 2011 vintages were universally declared, whilst the 2015 was a more limited vintage for declarations from the ...
ON April 26, 2019
Product details
Country
Portugal
Region
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Sub-region
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Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
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Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
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Drinking Window
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Country
Portugal
Region
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Sub-region
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Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
-
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
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