1992 Niepoort

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Frederick Blais
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1992 Niepoort Vintage

Post by Frederick Blais » 20:46 Mon 28 Apr 2008

After a disapointing bottle 2 years ago, I wanted to drink this 2nd bottle. This time, it was a winner. It is always surprising to buy from the same source 2 bottles of Port that are finally totally different.

Clear ruby color with a slight tawny rim. It took around 30 mins to wash the heat noticeable on the nose uppon decanting. The nose is complex, with flavours of ripe plums, licorice, cinnamon, candied figs and spicy cigars notes. On the palate, sweet candied figs flavours are dominant, the cinnamon and tobacco too, acidity is low leaving a viscous mid palate of good concentration with ripe strawberries, tannins are melted, much balance and a long finish on licorice and spicy figs. 17/20+

This port is starting its maturity plateau with presence of secondary flavours and tamed tannins. It should drink very well for another decade or more. I was suspicious about this Port but this 2nd bottle convince me it is possible to find good ones on the market.

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Post by AHB » 08:35 Tue 29 Apr 2008

Fred,

Interesting tasting note. I don't own any of the 1992 Niepoort but it's good to see a port from 1992 that gets a good review.

Alex
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