1995 Niepoort Colheita

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Michael M.
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1995 Niepoort Colheita

Post by Michael M. » 19:36 Mon 12 Jan 2009

Bottled in 2006. We had this one on two days.
Light ruby colour, looks pretty young. Nose did not give away much, a bit plum, toffee. Initially acceptable, elegant mouth feeling. But finish is quiet short and ends pretty simple on sugar. This Colheita lacks so much complexity. It was the third bottle during 2 years and the third frustration. I can't say I like this Colheita better than my current House Tawny Ferreira Dona Antonia. Only price for the Dona Antonia was less than one third of the Niepoort price.
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Re: 1995 Niepoort Colheita

Post by benread » 21:14 Mon 12 Jan 2009

Have you tried the 1994 Niepoort Colheita? If so, how do they compare?
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Re: 1995 Niepoort Colheita

Post by Michael M. » 07:34 Tue 13 Jan 2009

Sorry Ben. I did not try the 1994 Niepoort Colheita.
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Re: 1995 Niepoort Colheita

Post by JacobH » 13:31 Tue 13 Jan 2009

The surrounding two Colheitas (1994 and 1998) are, in my opinion, both excellent so don't let this one put you off them. I notice that this had much longer in wood than those two (11 as opposed to 8 years); I wonder if they were trying to compensate for a weaker wine?
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