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Niepoort Ruby Port

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If you like your ports on the fruity side, this one is for you. It's a bright young thing that shows some attractive red berry fruits on the nose, with a touch of plums and dried fruits. The palate is more medium-bodied, but the taste is quite lush with fleshy cherries, berries and a lick of caramel, a touch of sweetness, fine tannins, and a decent spicy, warm finish. It's good value, and would go well with a range of cheeses.

Winemaker's Notes

Our focus at present is on ‘new wave’ Vintage Ports. Newness in respect of the Douro Boys’ attachment to the single quinta concept, but stylistically, too: these VPs drink exceptionally well as young wines. As a rule of thumb, they are great drinks until 5 years’ age. Then they need to cellar for 10+ years. Easy! They are extraordinarily good value.

We have little or no time for tawnies under 10 y.o.—instead, this young, ripping red berry fruit-earth-spice job is delicious (very flash pack, too).

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