O-Port-Unidade -

This is super cool. O-Port-Unidade is a charity Port, organized by Axel Probst, German fighter pilot and Port lover (his website is World of Port). 24 Port producers (with one famous absentee, I guessed correctly who this was) joined in, donating old vine grapes (average age 35 years) to the project from the 2013 vintage. In all, 20 tons of grapes arrived at the Niepoort winery on 22 September 2013, and they were foot trodden by the contributing producers, plus Axel.

It’s going to be bottled in June this year, and I tried a cask sample of it. I haven’t got detailed notes, but I can say that it is rich, intense, bold, vivid and powerful. But it’s also beautifully balanced, with a lovely freshness. This is a serious young vintage Port of the highest quality, with a good back story.

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