2006 Niepoort "Redoma-Reserva" Douro Branco, Portugal (Elsewhere $60)
92 points from Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The REDOMA BRANCO RESERVA is quite possibly Portugal’s most distinguished white wine in many years. Its fat bottle signals the nod to Burgundy. The 2006 REDOMA BRANCO RESERVA is more forward the ’05, and is showing relatively well at an age when the ’05 did not. There is a touch of oak on opening, resolving into a bright and gripping wine. I’m not sure this will be as ageworthy as the brilliant 2005 as it opens completely far faster, but it is intense, with a lingering finish. It seems deep and full bodied. In the context of the vintage, it is a fine achievement. Drink now-2012." (Dec 2007)This dry white is a blend of Rabigato, Codega, Donzelinho, Viosinho and Arinto. It spent eight months in French oak and shows a concetrated and very lovely mineral and tropical fruit character with a full-bodied palate impression and layers of vanilla and more earthy notes.