Colheita ports are single vintage tawny ports, meaning that they have been aged in cask before being bottled. From the 1934 vintage, and bottled in 1995, this wine displays rich aromas of honey, butterscotch and walnuts, following through to a full and very sweet palate. A real treasure.
"The 1934 is an example of a wine in bottle a long, long time—fortunately Niepoort’s Colheitas do have normal, long corks. If this handsome beast is this dense, concentrated and powerful now, I can barely imagine what it must have been like when it was bottled. My mouth waters to think of it. Remember, too, that this had less than 50 years in cask. What would a version bottled today be like? Besides the notable concentration and viscosity, it has powerful acidity to cut through its palate and make it seem bright and vibrant as well, with some brandy in the background. Aromatics, viscosity, acidity, complexity, amazing finish—it isn’t missing much. Well, perhaps elegance isn’t a word you’d use often here. If it seems rich, the amazing nose is so powerful, projecting molasses and dark chocolate, that it promises three times that level of richness. The acidity cuts the viscosity nicely, enlivens the wine and hammers home a deliciously, juicy finish that lingers more or less forever…At that point, all I could say is--what a remarkable beauty. " 99 points Wine Advocate