Niepoort Redoma Tinto
Niepoort Redoma Tinto 2010 [75cl] Portugal

The 2010 Redoma is the latest iteration of Niepoort's familiar brand. It is an old-vine blend aged 30% in 2,000-liter old oak and the rest in 228-liter French oak. Niepoort says that 20-50% of the stems were used in order to obtain a fresher character. My favorite of the 2010 reds here, this is bright, delicious and gripping. While bigger than Batuta (not so unusual), in this vintage Redoma is a bit understated. That said, it proves its persistence easily, showing quite charmingly and with a sunny demeanor the next day as well. This gracefully constructed wine has tension and grip on the finish, a little bit of tannic pop and the fruit to blend with the structure. The oak was obvious on opening, but that will integrate with time and it showed better in that regard the following day. Of Niepoort's 2010s, it likely has the highest upside

Parker Rating: 91