1992 Niepoort

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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DRT
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1992 Niepoort VP

Post by DRT » 22:34 Sun 30 Mar 2008

From a half bottle purchased three weeks ago from Halifax Wine Company.

Decanted 4 Hours
Very dark and completely opaque. A nose of treacle and something that I recognise but can't describe. Initially quite light in the mouth but then thick and smooth. Molases, that's what that smell is, I used to feed it to horses many years ago. Stewed fruits, figs, damsons, prunes - stuff like that. Very tannic and very young. Delicious, but not ready by a long way.

Score: 6-8

This is obviously a classic example of how half bottles age quickly :lol:

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

Ernest H. Cockburn

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Post by DRT » 23:10 Sun 30 Mar 2008

I took the above note from a glass that was just above cellar temperature. It has now warmed up. It now has VA :x
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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Post by RonnieRoots » 11:01 Mon 31 Mar 2008

Hmmm, reading your initial post I was quite happy, as we also have this in the cellar, but your second post saddened me.

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