NIEPOORT COCHE DOURO BIANCO 2016
The 2016 Coche is a field blend from old vines featuring Rabigato, Códega do Larinho, Arinto and others. It aged for 12 months in 75% used French barriques and five months in stainless steel and comes in at 13% alcohol. Showing fine concentration and the best finish of any of the whites here, this is a serious and classy white that can hold its own in any upper-level tasting. Filling the mouth, yet very precise and penetrating, this looks like it has a long life ahead. It's worth leaning up now for its potential, but it is all about potential. Don't waste this by cracking it open now. Come back around 2023 to get something more complex and intriguing. I won't be surprised if it is entitled to an uptick in score as well at that point. There is no rush—it will age very well, perhaps better than anticipated.
Robert Parker. The Wine Advocate. 95+100