1997 Niepoort Colheita (bottled 2017)

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1997 Niepoort Colheita (bottled 2017)

Post by AHB » 22:59 Wed 03 Jan 2018

Bottled 2017. Light orange colour, 30% opaque. Some over-ripe orange on the nose; sweet in the mouth with muscvado sugar and dates dominating. The aftertaste is gentle and leads to a finish of burnt sugar and caramelised fruit. Pleasant, but will probably be more powerful in later years. 89/100. 06-Nov-17.
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
2017 Ports of the year: Fonseca 1927 and Quinta do Noval 1927

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