2019 Niepoort Lagor de Baixo Tinto

Baga - 750ML
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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, July 2022

The 2019 Lagar de Baixo is a Baga aged for 22 months in used 2,500-liter fuders. Sourced from old vines ranging between 40 and 60 years of age, this comes in at 12% alcohol. This is one of my favorites in the group, but...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Baga
Country Portugal
Region Minho
Vintage 2019
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13%
Closure Cork

Introducing the exquisite 2019 Niepoort Lagar de Baixo Tinto, a red wine that hails from the enchanting region of Minho in Portugal. Crafted by the esteemed Niepoort winery, this wine is a true reflection of their dedication to producing exceptional wines that embody the spirit of the land.

In the glass, this wine exhibits a captivating deep red color that immediately catches the eye. As you raise the glass to your nose, a symphony of aromas dances elegantly, enticing your senses with notes of dark berries, cherries, and a hint of spice. The fragrant bouquet is a testament to the varietal, Baga, which is known for its aromatic intensity and complexity.

On the palate, the 2019 Niepoort Lagar de Baixo Tinto reveals its true character. The wine is medium-bodied, with a velvety texture that glides effortlessly across the tongue. Flavors of ripe berries and cherries dominate the palate, accompanied by subtle hints of earth and a touch of oak. The wine is impeccably balanced, with a vibrant acidity that adds freshness and liveliness to each sip.

This red wine is a perfect representation of the terroir of Minho, showcasing the unique characteristics of the region. The grapes used to create this exceptional wine come from old vines, ranging between 40 and 60 years of age, which adds depth and complexity to the final product. The wine is aged for 22 months in used 2,500-liter fuders, allowing it to develop its full potential and express the true essence of the Baga varietal.

Renowned wine critic Robert Parker's Wine Advocate awarded the 2019 Niepoort Lagar de Baixo Tinto an impressive score of 90 points. In his tasting note, he praises the wine for its fine freshness, mid-palate finesse, and elegance. He acknowledges that this wine may not suit everyone's taste due to its emphasis on acidity rather than ripe fruitiness, but applauds its character, precision, and aging potential.

In conclusion, the 2019 Niepoort Lagar de Baixo Tinto is a delightful red wine that showcases the unique qualities of the Baga varietal and the enchanting region of Minho. With its impeccable balance and aging potential, this wine is sure to captivate the palates of wine enthusiasts and connoisseurs alike. Whether enjoyed now or cellared for future indulgence, this wine is a true testament to the artistry and passion of the Niepoort winery.