2007 Niepoort

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AHB
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2007 Niepoort vintage port

Post by AHB » 22:51 Tue 02 Jun 2009

One of the lightest in colour of the samples tasted, transparent centre ”“ crimson not violet on the rim. Warm, sweet and fruity on the nose, with a unique tone of very ripe pineapple mixed in with the fresh blueberries. Immediately very fruity in the mouth but with a strong tannic grip that dries out the cheeks and doesn’t let go. Perhaps a little more straightforward in flavour profile than some others of the vintage. The alcohol gives a big burst of heat at the start of the aftertaste, which is dominated by the tannins. 87-89.
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