1994 Niepoort

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1994 Niepoort VP

Post by RonnieRoots » 21:52 Sat 08 Mar 2008

Opened for this event.

We poured this port into the decanter around 4PM. Initially very closed, other than a pronounced raw meat aroma. Hm, not sure where this is going.

Now, at 9.45PM, the nose is dominated by an off-putting paint aroma. Hardly anything else showing through. This is also predominant on the palate, accompanied by some sweet and sour fruit.

So far, it doesn't look good... :(

Let's see how it reacts to some more air.

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Post by DRT » 21:54 Sat 08 Mar 2008

:shock: :cry: :cry: :cry:

Do you have a back-up bottle of something that you could pop 'n' pour?

I'd hate to sit here drinking this lovely RP94 whilst the guests of honour drink paint :?
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Post by RonnieRoots » 21:55 Sat 08 Mar 2008

There's still an open bottle of Otima 20YO around. If this doesn't work out, we'll switch to that.

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Post by KillerB » 22:52 Sat 08 Mar 2008

RonnieRoots wrote:There's still an open bottle of Otima 20YO around. If this doesn't work out, we'll switch to that.
Nowt wrong with the Otima 20yot. Shame about the Niepoort, hope it gets better some time soon.
Port is basically a red drink

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Post by RonnieRoots » 22:54 Sat 08 Mar 2008

The nose is still mainly paint, but the palate is getting better, with sweet round fruit (dense strawberry jam), creamy chocolate, and a touch of bitter greenness. This needs to come together further, but at least it's not a completely spoiled bottle.

I have the feeling this is going to be much better tomorrow.

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Post by DRT » 22:55 Sat 08 Mar 2008

RonnieRoots wrote:I have the feeling this is going to be much better tomorrow.
I have the feeling my Ramos Pinto isn't going to see tomorrow :P

Derek
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Post by KillerB » 22:56 Sat 08 Mar 2008

Derek T. wrote:
RonnieRoots wrote:I have the feeling this is going to be much better tomorrow.
I have the feeling my Ramos Pinto isn't going to see tomorrow :P

Derek
I have a feeling my Graham's isn't going to see Board-O.
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Post by RonnieRoots » 22:58 Sat 08 Mar 2008

Add a little paint to your ports and you wouldn't be drinking so fast.

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Post by DRT » 23:00 Sat 08 Mar 2008

RonnieRoots wrote:Add a little paint to your ports and you wouldn't be drinking so fast.
All I have is Dulux Satinwood Drip-free - it has a spirity nose and the mouthfeel is rather thick but the aftertaste is the longest I've ever experienced :lol:

Derek
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Post by RonnieRoots » 23:26 Sat 08 Mar 2008

The port is rapidly improving. I will post a more detailed note tomorrow, as I have the feeling this is going to be quite nice then.

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Post by DRT » 23:33 Sat 08 Mar 2008

Will I have to change your Rank if it gets any better?
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

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Post by RonnieRoots » 23:34 Sat 08 Mar 2008

:shock: :P :mrgreen:

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Post by KillerB » 23:36 Sat 08 Mar 2008

RonnieRoots wrote::shock: :P :mrgreen:
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Niepoort Paint 1994

Warning Tracy Turnblat, abuse of admin rights.
Port is basically a red drink

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Post by DRT » 23:39 Sat 08 Mar 2008

KillerB wrote:
RonnieRoots wrote::shock: :P :mrgreen:
Warning Tracy Turnblat, abuse of admin rights.
But it's a special night and the kids are always allowed to step out of line a little bit on these occassions :roll:

I promise to put it all back later :wink:

Derek

PS: I almost went for camel avatars all round :shock:
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Post by KillerB » 23:56 Sat 08 Mar 2008

Derek T. wrote:
KillerB wrote:
RonnieRoots wrote::shock: :P :mrgreen:
Warning Tracy Turnblat, abuse of admin rights.
But it's a special night and the kids are always allowed to step out of line a little bit on these occassions :roll:

I promise to put it all back later :wink:

Derek

PS: I almost went for camel avatars all round :shock:
Sorry - I meant EDNA Turnblad
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Post by DRT » 23:58 Sat 08 Mar 2008

KillerB wrote:
Derek T. wrote:
KillerB wrote:
RonnieRoots wrote::shock: :P :mrgreen:
Warning Tracy Turnblat, abuse of admin rights.
But it's a special night and the kids are always allowed to step out of line a little bit on these occassions :roll:

I promise to put it all back later :wink:

Derek

PS: I almost went for camel avatars all round :shock:
Sorry - I meant EDNA Turnblad
How did you manage to get a picture of my Mum?

Derek
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Post by RonnieRoots » 00:10 Sun 09 Mar 2008

John Travolta's your mum??

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Post by DRT » 00:12 Sun 09 Mar 2008

Yes...and my Father is Jamie Lee-Curtis :shock:
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Post by AHB » 00:43 Sun 09 Mar 2008

Or is it just that you manage those glorious locks on your head with hairspray?

Reassign to meaningless drivel please Admin. Just leave the bits relating to the Niepoort '94. Many thanks.
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Post by DRT » 00:47 Sun 09 Mar 2008

Alex,

I think you may find you are out-voted 2 Admins to None here.

This TN should be left intact as a constant reminder to Lord & Lady Roots of the quality of conversation and wine that they enjoyed on this night. It would be wrong to deprive them of the emotion attached to reading this again in future years simply to maintain the integrity of the TN database.

Derek
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Post by Lady Roots » 19:07 Sun 09 Mar 2008

Sorry guys, I couldn't join this conversation earlier. First friday of March is always garanteed for the biggest hangover of the year..... (has to do with some sort of pub crawl..) so I went to bed too early Saturday....

Anyway, back to the port:
Yesterday, it made my headache even worse, but now it's actually relatively pleasant.
In the nose, just a little hint of paint (going to menthol), but mainly sweet rose hip and a bit dusty. The taste starts thin and sweet (syrup) with lots of milk chocolat, than becomes thicker and has some sort of body at the finish (almost spicy). Overall taste of paint.

I think this port is in some sort of strange phase, considering it's big improvement since yesterday and the total lack of (good) taste for a Niepoort VP.

BTW, Ronnie says it goes quite well with Coppa di Parma ;-)

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Post by Lady Roots » 19:09 Sun 09 Mar 2008

Actually, it goes so well, he finished almost the entire plate of Coppa... I have to hurry, back to my meat!!!
cheers

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Post by Lady Roots » 19:19 Sun 09 Mar 2008

forgot the score. ...................................................................................................................................................... 86 pt

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Post by DRT » 00:00 Mon 10 Mar 2008

LadyR,

We are honoured by your presence, as always.

I'm gald to hear that the Paint 2004 improved a little.

I wish you well in your new job in Oman and hope to see you and that husband of yours in the not too distant future. Make sure he goes out to work when you get there, even if he just ends up working all day looking for ways to import bottles of VP :wink: :lol:

Derek
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

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