1970 Niepoort

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AHB
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1970 Niepoort vintage port

Post by AHB » 23:04 Sat 11 Jul 2009

From a Bordeaux bottle. Soft red, but with good intensity of colour creating anticipation of a port at its peak. Candy and jelly beans on the nose, pleasant but subdued. A lovely texture and with considerable tannins in the wine. The fruit is sweet and dominated by cranberries and rose hips. The aftertaste is big and fruity. A long flavour profile leads into a very good length. An impressive showing. A wine at its peak. 90/100. Drunk 26 June 2009.
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