1963 Niepoort

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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Axel P
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1963 Niepoort Vintage Port

Post by Axel P » 14:13 Mon 30 Nov 2009

Tasted within the Niepoort Range on Nov 27th with Dirk Niepoort:

Perfect bottle, perfect corc. Very youthful appearance. Promising nose, though not as deep and complex as the 70. The palate was dominated by honey and toffee. Good complexity, though I expected a bit more from this year.

For Dirk this was one of the best bottles that he ever had. 17

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Re: 1963 Niepoort Vintage Port

Post by DrDirk » 17:31 Sat 12 Dec 2009

Nose: not that exploding

taste: a very nice fruit which comes along with a little acidity, perhaps a little too dry

I had hoped for more from this vintage
Blue Stilton and Port - what else!

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VJR
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Re: 1963 Niepoort Vintage Port

Post by VJR » 11:27 Mon 14 Dec 2009

Given notes from Axel P and DrDirk, just let me add:

Delicate texture, subtle aromatics and quite long on the finish. Bit fragile on the palate - seems to be in decline and gradually drying out.
This all about elegance rather than power. Agree with DrDirk, that this is somewhat of a disappointment for the vintage.

Cheers, victor

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