1997 Niepoort Colheita Port, Douro, Portugal (375ml)
A "Colheita" is a vintage-dated Tawny Port. While the British historically have revered Vintage Ports that are bottled after 24-30 months and aged many years in bottle, Tawny's are aged many years in cask before bottling.
The resulting alchemy is more toffee and roasted nut flavors than the dark plum and berry fruit of a tradional Vintage Port. Niepoort is an independent family business since 1842. Through five generations the business has passed successfully from one Niepoort to the next Niepoort and in most cases older and younger generation worked side by side for a long periods.