2017 Niepoort Batuta Douro
The Batuta is a wine produced from two old vineyards with different altitudes and aspects with average vine age of 70-100 years. The Batuta 2017 shows more concentration and depth than the previous vintages. Its deeply austere but complex aromas offer generous notes of fruits of the forest. Delicate floral nuances and a distinct mineral character are subtly underlined by a hint of oak. A distinguished and elegant palate with plenty of acidity is supported by a firm tannic backbone. Despite its youth, the wine impresses with its depth and precision, and a very long, elegant and seductive finish. This is a wine which promises to age gracefully.