A dark wine with a very intense dark fruit nose. On the palate it is young and powerful, with great richness and bold tannins, but at the same time it shows more freshness than pure fruit. The finish is classic, perhaps a touch austere and very long. It is a wine with great aging potential.
2001 was an unusual vintage in the douro as the weather was not as hot as in normal years. Consequently, the ripening process was slow and even, which resulted in grapes that were higher in acidity than usual. It was necessary to delay slightly the harvesting of the grapes so that they could attain full ripeness and, even then the wine initially had a slightly green character (which with aging has now gone) but which importantly gave the wine its freshness. The 2001 redoma is considered to be the best redoma produced so far by Niepoort.