2013 Niepoort LBV

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2013 Niepoort LBV

Post by AHB » 23:00 Wed 03 Jan 2018

Bottled 2017. Rich red velvet colour with a wide rim. A delicious nose of warm and floral fruit. Smooth entry bringing sweet strawberry, fruit which is restrained at first but then suddenly bursts onto the taste buds in a huge wave. Soft tannins swim in the background shouting encouragement to the fruit. This has excellent complexity on the palate, a soft aftertaste and a gentle fruit finish with a sweet residue. There is a great balance to this elegant LBV. 88/100. 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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