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Niepoort

Niepoort Vinhos SA

Founded 1842
Owner van der Niepoort family
Vineyards Quinta do Carril, Quinta de Nápoles
Vintage Port Brands Niepoort, Secundum, Pisca, Bioma, Morgadio da Calcada, Petres

Niepoort is a small Dutch company, created and established in 1842 of Eduard Kebe and he took F.M. van de Niepoort as partner in 1847. When Kebe died in 1858 van der Niepoort was the sole owner and when he died in 1897 his son took over after entering the firm in 1873. Niepoort is managed by the fifth generation of the family since 1997, when Eduard Rudolph (Rolf) Niepoort retired and his son Dirk took over. Since 2005 Dirk’s sister Verena is also involved in the business.

A speciality of Niepoort is a rare style, called Garrafeira, which requires the wine to be developed in casks, then glass gallon 'demi-johns', and finally being aged in bottle, which imparts some of the style of a Tawny but perhaps more akin to a lighter Vintage offering.

Until some time ago Niepoort used to buy all its grapes from small wine growers. By the end of the 1980's this company, which did not have any Quinta for more than 140 years, bought three properties: Quinta de Nápoles, Quinta do Carril and Quinta do Passadouro. Passodoura supplied grapes to Niepoort until 2003, but after that Niepoort is no longer involved in the quinta.

Quinta de Nápoles is situated south of the Douro River, at the right bank of the Tedo River, it is one of the oldest in the region. This property had belonged to the same family with this name for more than five hundred years. 1953 to 1961 Mackenzie & Co rented the quinta and in 1987 Niepoort bought it. It is from this quinta they produce Pisca and Bioma

Quinta do Carril was bought by Niepoort in 1988.

Niepoort Vintages:1900*, 1927, 1942, 1945, 1955, 1960, 1963, 1966, 1970, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1987, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2015, 2017
Secundum Vintages:1999, 2000, 2001, 2003
Bioma Pisca Vinha Velha Vintages:2017
Bioma Vinha Velha Vintages:2008, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016
Pisca Vintages:2007
Quinta do Passadouro Vintages:1992, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000
Morgadio da Calcada Vintages:2007, 2011, 2015
Petres Vintages:1975, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1990, 1991, 1994, 1995, 1997, 2007

Vintage Port tasting notes:

HouseNiepoortVintage1963
ColourMature yellow colour.Number of tastings4
BouquetCrème caramel, cacao, dark chocolate and toffee. Complex and elegant nose.Score range16.25 - 19.50
TasteFull-bodied. Mature and at its peak. Taste of crème caramel and viol. Elegant and balanced with a complex long and wonderful finish. Marvellous port!Average score17.41
Last tasted23rd November 2013Point this date19.50
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
This bottle belongs to Gerda and Ole Vesterdals Private Collection.

In 2005 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
In 2013 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseNiepoortVintage1966
ColourMature yellow colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetCoffee, tea and old grocery shop in bouquet.Score range17.90 - 17.90
TasteFull- bodied. Mature and at its peak. Complex and elegant Dry with a balanced and fantastic finish. A really great port.Average score
Last tasted21st September 2006Point this date17.90
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
This bottle belongs to Gerda and Ole Vesterdal Private Collection.

In 2006 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseNiepoortVintage1970
ColourStill quite dark but of course mature yellow in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetCoffee, tea, candy, butterscotch and old grocery shop in bouquet.Score range16.50 - 18.25
TasteFull- bodied. Mature and on top. Complex and very elegant with cacao, butterscotch, candy and old grocery shop in taste. Dry with a balanced and fantastic finish. Will keep many years ahead. Wonderful port.Average score17.58
Last tasted28th November 2019Point this date18.25
CommentAt a dinner in Leverkusen, Germany.

In 2008 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseNiepoortVintage1975
ColourYellow mature colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetQuite shy in nose. Ether and pharmacy bouquet.Score range14.00 - 14.00
TasteMedium body. Elegant. Dry and with a short finish.Average score
Last tasted16th March 2006Point this date14.00
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
This bottle belongs to Gerda and Ole Vesterdal Private Collection.

In 2006 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseNiepoortVintage1977
ColourDark blue with a yellow mature rim.Number of tastings1
BouquetCrème caramel and burned sugar in the nose.Score range17.75 - 17.75
TasteFull-bodied. Still a bit immature but elegant and complex. The finish is wonderful and generous. Lovely port.Average score
Last tasted6th November 2010Point this date17.75
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2010 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseNiepoortVintage1978
ColourMature, yellow in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetLovely bouquet of mint, cinnamon, ginger and much more.Score range16.90 - 16.90
TasteQuite full-bodied. Mature and at its peak. Mint in flavour. Complex, balanced port with a long and elegant finish. Very attractive indeed.Average score
Last tasted20th December 2012Point this date16.90
CommentThis bottle arrived to Sweden one week after the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö sorry to say.
It was lovely and has been one of the top Ports from this vintage, maybe the best!
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseNiepoortVintage1979
ColourDark blue with a yellow mature rim in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetCinnamon and burned sugar bouquet.Score range15.40 - 15.40
TasteMedium body. Elegant. Rather mature and easy to drink. Complex port with a nice finish.Average score
Last tasted5th October 1989Point this date15.40
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 first trip to Douro, Portugal.
This year was produced but not declared or sold but Rolf Niepoort kindly provided this vintage (together with some other wonderful bottles) to us in his cellar to compare with a LBV 1979.
TastersSAI
HouseNiepoortVintage1980
ColourStill very dark blue in colour with just a yellow rim.Number of tastings1
BouquetCrème caramel, toffee, violet and spring flowers in the nose.Score range17.75 - 17.75
TasteFull-bodied. Very tasty but still with some soft tannins. Crème caramel and violets in taste. Elegant, balanced and impressive port with a very long, wonderful and attractive finish. What a port!Average score
Last tasted3rd April 2014Point this date17.75
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
This bottle belongs to Gerda and Ole Vesterdal Private Collection.

In 2014 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseNiepoortVintage1982
ColourStill quite dark but and beautiful yellow mature in colour.Number of tastings6
BouquetComplex bouquet of toffee, roasted coffee, cinnamon, liquorice and cacao in the nose.Score range15.00 - 16.50
TasteQuite full-bodied. Mature, peaking and on top. Cacao and liquorice in taste. Balanced and complex port with a long and attractive finish. Easy to drink and like!Average score15.90
Last tasted20th November 2014Point this date16.50
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Semi-Great Tasting in Malmö.
This bottle belongs to Gerda and Ole Vesterdal Private Collection. 1 bottle has been defect

In 2014 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseNiepoortVintage1983
ColourYellow mature colour.Number of tastings9
BouquetDark berry, mulberry and burned sugar in the nose. Attractive bouquet.Score range15.00 - 16.75
TasteAlmost full-bodied. Quite sweet. Mature and on top. Mulberry in the taste. Complex and balanced with a long and very attractive finish.Average score15.36
Last tasted18th March 2017Point this date16.75
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
This bottle was defect. Tasting notes from August 2013.

In 2017 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseNiepoortVintage1985
ColourVery dark blue with a quite beautiful yellow colour.Number of tastings7
BouquetMint, toffee, fudge candy and liquorice in the nose.Score range16.00 - 16.75
TasteFull-bodied. Quite mature but elegant and almost peaking. Balanced and with mint, toffee and liquorice in taste. Complex and a long quite exiting finish.Average score16.38
Last tasted19th September 2020Point this date16.00
CommentTasted at the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
*3 bottles have been defect.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseNiepoortVintage1987
ColourMature yellow and quite beautiful in colour.Number of tastings9
BouquetToffee, cacao, dark chocolate, some coffee and crème caramel in the nose. Elegant and complex.Score range15.75 - 16.75
TasteQuite full-bodied but mature and peaking. Mint and cacao in flavour. Complex, balanced and sweet with a lovely and very promising finish. Lovely port. It is peaking and drink and enjoy it. Will still keep a long time!Average score16.22
Last tasted31st March 2016Point this date16.75
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseNiepoortVintage1991
ColourStill quite dark ruby with a yellow mature rim.Number of tastings7
BouquetLots of cacao and dried red fruits with much dark cherry and a bit spiciness in the nose.Score range15.00 - 15.75
TasteMedium to full-bodied with some soft tannins. Complex, balanced, elegant and quite sweet with a medium long finish.Average score15.49
Last tasted7th March 2019Point this date15.50
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseNiepoortVintage1992
ColourRather dark blue with a yellow mature rim in colour.Number of tastings10
BouquetFudge, liquorice, some chocolate and leather in the nose.Score range15.00 - 16.40
TasteMedium body. Mature port with still soft tannin and may probably be better. Liquorice, fudge and cacao in flavour. Rather complex and balanced with a quite attractive finish.Average score15.60
Last tasted7th March 2019Point this date15.50
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Last bottle was defect. Tasting notes from November 2018.

In 2018 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseNiepoortVintage1994
ColourDark blue in colour with a yellow rim. Very beautiful.Number of tastings6
BouquetEther, old pharmacy and volatile acidity in the nose. The bouquet was not attractive at all.Score range11.00 - 13.90
TasteFull-bodied. Unbalanced acidity. Ether in flavour and not attractive finish. Is drinkable but not good.Average score
Last tasted23rd November 2019Point this date13.00
CommentAt Peter Andersen's Vintage 1994 tasting in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Last bottle was defect. Tasting notes from March 2012. None of the bottles have been perfect! Dirk Niepoort have said that there were some problems with bacteria and the danger of volatility.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseNiepoortVintage1997
ColourStill quite dark but yellow mature in colour.Number of tastings5
BouquetCream candy, menthol, minty but also acetone and some volatile acidity in the noseScore range16.25 - 16.25
TasteMedium body. Quite mature but with some unbalanced, volatile acidity in taste but quite drinkable and rather impressive despite this. The finish is quite nice and we do like it.Average score
Last tasted7th March 2019Point this date16.25
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Two bottles have been defect (volatile acidity), including the last one. Tasting notes from December 2018.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseNiepoortVintage2000
ColourDark ruby with a yellow edge in colour.Number of tastings5
BouquetToffee, fudge, cacao, mulberry, cream candy, cinnamon and gingerbread in the nose.Score range16.40 - 17.00
TasteFull-bodied. Balanced and elegant. Still quite a lot of tannins but start maturing. Gingerbread, toffee, fudge and much more in flavour. Balanced and complex port with a long, interesting and very attractive finish. A great port!Average score16.58
Last tasted5th November 2018Point this date16.50
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseNiepoortVintage2003
ColourBlack in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetBlack cherry, black berry and black current in the nose.Score range16.00 - 16.00
TasteFull bodied and still lots of tannin. Very fruity with black berry in taste. Balanced and complex port with a long and very attractive finish.Average score
Last tasted15th January 2015Point this date16.00
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseNiepoortVintage2005
ColourDark ruby colour with a brick red rim.Number of tastings6
BouquetComplex nose of mint, old grocery shop cinnamon, dried fruit and a lot more. Quite elegant.Score range16.40 - 16.50
TasteFull bodied and quite mature but will develop more and be better. Grocery shop, mint and much more in flavour. Very elegant port. Balanced and complex. A lovely, long and attractive finish. Seem to be a great port in spe.Average score16.43
Last tasted22nd April 2016Point this date16.40
CommentAt the Big Fortified Tasting in London, Great Britain.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseNiepoortVintage2007
ColourBlack in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetStill juicy and fruity in the nose.
TasteFull bodied, immature with lots of tannins. Very fruity. Hard to swallow and appreciate at this moment but attractive and interesting finish. What will be?
Last tasted27th June 2009Rating this dateImpressive
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 trip in Douro, Portugal.

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersSAI
HouseNiepoortVintage2009
ColourDark blue in colour with a nice yellow edge..Number of tastings6
BouquetMulberry, fudge, toffee but also roses and flowers in the nose.Score range16.00 - 16.40
TasteFull bodied, Still rather immature with lots of soft tannins. Will be much better. Elegant and balanced. Toffee, fudge and some mulberry in taste but also roses. Very attractive and long finish. This port is very interesting and promising. What will be?Average score16.23
Last tasted6th November 2017Point this date16.40
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseNiepoortVintage2011
ColourBlack in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetQuite juicy and loaded with berry and fruit in the nose.
TasteQuite full-bodied. Elegant but of course tannic. Loaded with fruit in taste. Quite hard to swallow but elegant. Interesting and quite long finish.
Last tasted4th November 2013Rating this dateImpressive
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseNiepoortVintage2015
ColourDark ruby in colour with just a hint of a yellow edge.Number of tastings3
BouquetLoaded with dark berry, mulberry and fruit in the nose but also some cacao and chocolate.
TasteFull- bodied. Elegant and balanced but of course tannic. Loaded with fruit and dark berry but also some cacao in taste. Compact and elegant with a very long finish and a nice dry aftertaste. Very impressive port which will be nice to follow!
Last tasted4th November 2019Rating this dateVery impressive
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseNiepoortVintage2017
ColourDark ruby almost black in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetLoaded with dark berry such as mulberry, black berry, cherry but also cacao and some spiciness in the nose.
TasteFull- bodied. Elegant and balanced but of course tannic. Loaded with fruit, dark berry and spiciness in taste. Compact and elegant with a very long finish and wonderful, impressive aftertaste. An unbelievable port which will be nice and wonderful to follow!
Last tasted29th November 2019Rating this dateVery impressive
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Leverkusen, Germany.

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersSAI, JB, SS

Old Colheita/Tawny tasting notes:

HouseNiepoort V. V.Tawny
ColourOlive green rim and beautiful tawny in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetRich and generous bouquet of old hospital, pharmacy, toffee, molasses and burned sugar.Bottled1976
TasteQuite full-bodied. Lots of flavour. Elegant and balanced port with complexity and a very long and attractive finish which never seem to end.Score range17.90 - 18.25
Last tasted21st April 2013Point this date18.00
CommentThe youngest port from the blend is from around 1940 and most from the 1900th century and most from 1863.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseNiepoortColheita1863
ColourQuite rich tawny in colour with a lime green edge.Number of tastings1
BouquetLovely nose of pharmacy, hospital and torched candy.Bottled
TasteQuite full-bodied. Mature and maybe a little old and acidic but very complex. Wonderful and extremely long finish. Quite marvellous!Score range17.50 - 17.50
Last tasted27th April 2001Point this date17.50
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% trip to Oporto.
TastersSAI
HouseNiepoortGarrafeira1931
ColourMature, yellow tawny in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetLovely bouquet of mint, zest of oranges, ginger, burned sugar, butterscotch and toffee.BottledDemijohn 1938 Bottled 1979
TasteQuite full-bodied. Mint, toffee. Butterscotch and lots of other wonderful things in taste. Mature, elegant, very complex and balanced with a long, attractive finish which never seem to end. How wonderful!Score range17.00 - 19.00
Last tasted28th November 2019Point this date19.00
CommentTasted at the dinner in Leverkusen, Germany.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseNiepoortColheita1934
ColourTawny in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetColheita bouquet with toffee and fudge in the nose.Bottled
TasteMedium body. Mature and elegant port with toffee in taste. Elegant and balanced with a lovely and attractive finish.Score range17.00 - 17.00
Last tasted12th November 2007Point this date17.00
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI
HouseNiepoortColheita1935
ColourMature rich tawny in colour with an olive green edge.Number of tastings1
BouquetElegant and complex nose of toffee, cream candy and fudge in the nose.Bottled1975
TasteMedium body. Mature and much torched sugar in taste. Complex port and very tasty with a lovely finish.Score range15.00 - 15.00
Last tasted17th September 2009Point this date15.00
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseNiepoortGarrafeira1940
ColourStill quite dark tawny in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetCream candy, cured meat shop, tobacco, salami and smoked meat in the nose.Bottled1945 1970
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Balanced with a quite complex and interesting taste of smoked meat, salami, candy and cured meat shop. Quite complex port with a long and attractive finish. Just drink it and be surprised of the bouquet!Score range17.50 - 17.50
Last tasted8th February 2020Point this date17.50
CommentAt home with the family and a Wine Friend.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseNiepoortColheita1944
ColourRich tawny in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetTorched sugar and crème candy in the nose.Bottled1979
TasteMedium body. Mature and alginate with torched candy in taste. Long an torched finish. Quite attractive.Score range16.50 - 16.50
Last tasted22nd January 2006Point this date16.50
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB
HouseNiepoortGarrafeira1948
ColourTawny in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetToffee, fudge and roasted almond in the nose.BottledDemijohn 1953 Bottled 1973
TasteAlmost full-bodied. Mature with some burned acidity. Complex and balanced with a quite long finish.Score range16.25 - 16.25
Last tasted8th January 2009Point this date16.25
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseNiepoortColheita1952
ColourTawny in colour with an olive-green rim.Number of tastings1
BouquetTorched sugar and waxy in the nose.Bottled1973
TasteMedium body. Mature and very tasty with toffee and torched sugar. Elegant and attractive finish.Score range15.25 - 15.25
Last tasted17th September 2009Point this date15.25
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseNiepoortGarrafeira1952
ColourAlmost tawny in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetNuts, cacao, dark chocolate, oranges zest, cereals and roasted almond in the nose with some spiciness.BottledDemijohn 1952 Bottled 1974
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Balanced, elegant and very complex with taste of nuts, orange zest, cereals. Long, lovely and very attractive dry finish. What a wonderful port!Score range
Last tasted6th November 2017Point this date17.75
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseNiepoortGarrafeira1977
ColourLight yellow and very mature in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetNuts, cream candy, candy, cereals, coffee beans and much more in the nose,Bottled2007
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking but will keep for ages. Balanced, complex and very intensive. Taste of nuts, cream candy and much more. The finish is very dry but explosive and elegant.Score range
Last tasted6th November 2017Point this date16.90
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS

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