2016 Niepoort Poeirinho Baga Bairrada

Baga - 750ML
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WA 94
WA 94

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2018

The 2016 Poeirinho is a Baga aged for 20 months in old 2,000-liter fuders. It comes in at 12% alcohol. This seems better balanced and more refined than the 2015—but perhaps not as energetic. For the moment, I prefer the...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Baga
Country Portugal
Region Douro
Vintage 2016
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 11.5%
Closure Cork

The 2016 Niepoort Poeirinho Baga Bairrada is a red wine that exudes elegance and refinement. With a beautiful deep red color, this wine is a true gem from Portugal's Douro region. Crafted from the Baga varietal, this wine showcases the unique characteristics of the grape.

On the nose, the 2016 Niepoort Poeirinho reveals a complex bouquet of red fruits, such as cherries and raspberries, accompanied by delicate floral notes. There is a subtle hint of spice that adds depth to the aroma, creating an enticing experience for the senses.

Upon tasting, this wine surprises with its lighter style and crispness. It is a wine that truly highlights the Baga characteristics, offering a transparent and silky texture. The acidity is well-balanced, providing freshness and vibrancy to the palate. The tannins, though initially firm, are not overpowering and gradually soften over time, revealing the wine's true power.

The 2016 Niepoort Poeirinho Baga Bairrada has an alcohol content of 11.5%, making it a lighter-bodied red wine that can be enjoyed on its own or paired with a variety of dishes. Its versatility allows it to complement both meat and vegetarian dishes, making it a fantastic choice for any occasion.

This wine has already received recognition from wine enthusiasts, including a score of 94 from Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. The reviewer notes that while the 2016 vintage may not be as energetic as the 2015, it displays a refined balance and showcases the true potential of the Baga grape. The reviewer suggests that this wine has a long life ahead and will continue to evolve over time.

Overall, the 2016 Niepoort Poeirinho Baga Bairrada is a remarkable red wine that embodies the essence of the Baga varietal. Its elegance, refinement, and potential for aging make it a must-try for any wine enthusiast.