Niepoort Douro Redoma Tinto 2016
The 2016 Redoma is a field blend aged for 20 months in large and old wooden vats. It comes in at 13% alcohol. This was the final blend and out of cask, but it was a couple of weeks from bottling when seen. This adds intensity to the Vertente this issue but has some of the same characteristics, including glorious freshness and vivid fruit flavor. This is a terrific Redoma, tight, crisp, tense, focused and lingering, plus pretty delicious. It looks like a fine competitor to the 2015.