1942 Niepoort

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1942 Niepoort

Post by jdaw1 » 23:58 Thu 16 Dec 2010


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Re: 1942 Niepoort

Post by jdaw1 » 11:49 Fri 17 Dec 2010

In a [url=http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=4507&view=unread#unread]previous tasting note of Ni42[/url] jdaw1 wrote:1942 Niepoort, red-orange, 30% opaque. ‟Off”.

Particularly sad as this bottle was 100cl, 33⅓% more than the usual ¾l.
I hope that the Christmas bottle was on form.

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Re: 1942 Niepoort

Post by Deleted_User_1 » 11:14 Sun 19 Dec 2010

Working from memory only this absolutely did perform well and was a unanimous WOTN.

Colour was a Light Brown with an almost violet coloured meniscus. Entry was sweet and very smooth followed by a really powerful spice and citrus middle which simply melted to a very long lasting finish leaving you simply wanting more...so I did :lol:

Fabulous juice...thankyou Dirk.

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Re: 1942 Niepoort

Post by AHB » 22:14 Mon 03 Jan 2011

1 litre bottle, ex-cellars and brought by Dirk Niepoort.

Mid-red colour, orange on the rim. Restrained nose, opening in the glass and showing fresh flowers and fresh cut fruit. Amazing palate impact, big presence and with masses of fruit - still tannic and with lovely balancing acidity. Big, sweet aftertaste, but with a dry cocoa powder essence. Fantastic port. 97/100.
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
2017 Ports of the year: Fonseca 1927 and Quinta do Noval 1927

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