1983 Niepoort

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RonnieRoots
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1983 Niepoort

Post by RonnieRoots » 14:12 Thu 21 Jun 2007

Tasted September 2004, TN by LadyR:
We decanted this wine 2 hours in advance.

The colour is one of an aged/matured vintage port: light red hart with a pink overall sparkle.
As Niepoort ports can have an interesting iodine nose, this '83 is a little too alcoholic (this will fade away with time). Its nose is not too outspoken: just subtle tones of roasted/candied fruits and orange peel.
Thin bodied, ripe port, with caramel, coffee, candied fruits and dades. The alcohol is slightly prickling, but OK. Still some sweet cherries and some tannines. It ends with some leather tones and a nice bitterness.

After a day, this VP has become a very easy drinking port. We opened it just at its peak.

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