Niepoort Redoma Tinto 2017
The Redoma Tinto 2017 has plenty of individuality to offer, with a splendid concentrated purple colour and deeply austere aromas. Complex and profound spicy notes are complemented by the subtle vegetal hints which are so typical of the Tinta Amarela grape variety. Its expressive nose also shows floral notes which harmonise superbly with the wine's minerality. The Redoma offers good palate weight with a distinct elegance thanks to its firm acidity and pleasant hints from the inclusion of stalks. Despite the wine's youth, it already shows fantastic precision and great balance due to the long barrel maturation period. The finish is very long and persistent - this is a wine which will certainly age beautifully in the bottle.
Robert Parker 94-96 Points "The 2017 Redoma is a field blend of typical grapes aged for 20 months in large and old wooden vats. It comes in at just 13% alcohol. This was the final blend and out of cask, but it was a couple of weeks from bottling when seen. Not showing any more stuffing than the Vertente, this does show more finesse. It has silky texture and impressive lift to the fruit. The structure here is better too, and that lift makes this fresh red a wine that will be a pleasure to drink. It's enlivening and almost mouthwatering. It will pair perfectly with food and age effortlessly. You can drink this young, as it is very refined, but the power does come out with air, so that would be a mistake. Giving it a few years in the cellar would be nice, for it and for you."
Lots of dark berries, black cherries and blackberries with just a note of olives. Full-bodied with plenty of fruit, yet there’s freshness and vibrancy with a nice, linear flow running through it. Drink or hold.
A harmonious, minerally red, with fresh currant and pomegranate notes infused with tea, anise, savory herb, woodsy spice and floral accents. More restrained in profile, but distinctive. Moderate, integrated tannins. Tinta Amarela, Touriga Franca, Rufete, Tinta Roriz and Tinto Cão. Drink now through 2025. 2,600 cases made, 25 cases imported.