Niepoort Dão Rótulo Red 2013, Doc Dão

Red Blend Red Blend
Dão, Portugal

$18.95 (452722)

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October 29, 2016

Critic Reviews (4)

Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

This is so typically and wonderfully Dao. As of late, more ripened styles of this region have come to Vintages but...

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Michael Godel
Michael Godel

"Don't think me unkind. Words are hard to find." Straightforward, slightly carbonic, juicy and somehwat, somehow...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

From a leading producer and member of the Douro Boys brotherhood in the Douro, this is a very juicy, taut and...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Here's a lovely, fragrant, very floral Dão red blend from Douro star Dirk Niepoort, fresh and firmly structured, with...

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Community Reviews (3)

Barry McLarnon
Barry McLarnon

This wine certainly bears little resemblance to the inexpensive Daos I was drinking back in the 70s and 80s (Terras Altas comes to mind). This one is all about freshness, and instead of oak, comes with a bracing dollop of minerality. As intended, very food-friendly, even with lighter fare such as roast chicken.

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It's only wine but I like it
It's only wine but I like it

Dirk Niepoort prefers to pick early for his table wines and this shows here in this fresh, lively Dao (just 12.5% abv). Lean red currant fruit, along with plenty of pepper and spice, and hints of evergreen. Best with food. Will show better in 18-24 months. Tasted Nov 2016.

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