1970 Niepoort

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jdaw1
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1970 Niepoort

Post by jdaw1 » 23:40 Mon 26 Jan 2009

Part of The 1970 Horizontal (the definite article being most appropriate all hail organiser Axel P), in The RAF Club, 128 Piccadilly, London W1J 7PY, on Friday 30th January 2009.

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Re: 1970 Niepoort

Post by DRT » 23:33 Sun 01 Feb 2009

My notes from this session were lost. This had the typical VA signature of Niepoort VP. Not enough to put me off but that meant I had to drink AHB's glass as he didn't like it. I remember this to have been cloudy and nowhere near as good as the bottle I had in late 2008.
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Re: 1970 Niepoort

Post by RonnieRoots » 10:01 Mon 02 Feb 2009

A pity. From a good bottle this is a spectacular port. I can't recall any VA the one time I had it. I know StevieCage recently tasted this and rated it 98 points. I guess he was lucky to find a good bottle as well. :wink:

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Re: 1970 Niepoort

Post by DRT » 21:22 Mon 02 Feb 2009

RonnieRoots wrote:A pity. From a good bottle this is a spectacular port.
Absolutely. The bottle that Tom, Fred and I tasted with Dirk at Napoles in Oct 08 was simply stunning.
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Re: 1970 Niepoort

Post by jdaw1 » 17:17 Wed 04 Feb 2009

1970 Niepoort: slight bitterness but lots of soft fruit. Good, but definitely junior to the Gould Campbell 1970.

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