1970 Niepoort

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AHB
Fonseca 1970
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1970 Niepoort vintage port

Post by AHB » 00:16 Sat 09 Oct 2010

From a Bordeaux bottle. Deep red in colour, 95% opaque. Showing lots of ripe pears on the nose (and DMS picked up cold meat). Medium bodied entry, a little too hot for comfort but with a lovely texture. Showing a modest amount of ripe cherry fruit. A dry aftertaste, with a hot start to the finish but then a long dryness of sweet cherry stones which turns sticky at the end. A very pleasant wine. 85/100. Drunk 25 September 2010.
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Re: 1970 Niepoort vintage port

Post by jdaw1 » 03:24 Tue 11 Jan 2011

In The Douro Valley with Friends, Harvest 2010:

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Re: 1970 Niepoort vintage port

Post by jdaw1 » 03:27 Tue 11 Jan 2011

Ni70: 60% opacity, glorious bright red with a hint of pink. Nose faint though ‟bright and awake”, with mint, maraschino cherry, and ‟lovely fresh sensations”. Alas the palate not as good as nose, being very acidic on the tongue. Needs time.

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