2007 Niepoort

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Axel P
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2007 Niepoort Vintage Port

Post by Axel P » 15:01 Mon 30 Nov 2009

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

Tasted together with the Pisca.

Dark-red color with violett reflections, though the Pisca was darker.

Bouquet showed some nice spicy notes and a little red-berry-fruit. The palate is already quite integrated with a nice complexity and a complementing acidic note.

Long and complex aftertaste.

17

In the style of the 2005 with a little more power.

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Re: 2007 Niepoort Vintage Port

Post by DrDirk » 09:07 Sat 12 Dec 2009

Nose: very spicy, needs time to develop in a real port nose
Taste: a strong and deep port with a lot of fruit
Aftertaste: long

A very nice port which will develop in the future
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Re: 2007 Niepoort Vintage Port

Post by VJR » 23:19 Tue 16 Feb 2010

Tannin management pushed to perfection. Not sure this should be the objective though. OK, it's a good achievement but not in the same league of my faves of 2007 Taylors, Noval, Grahams, Fonseca (in that order). Extremely "modern", a touch drier, velvety texture, hugely opulent with layers of fruit. Ample complexity and good length, but will this have the brute staying power to become truly ageworthy port? Methinks not. I think I prefer that "overextracted" (sic: Dirk van der Niepoort) black magician produced in 1997 - well, the non-VA bottles that is. :wink: If you disagree, try one and post your notes.
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