1994 Petre

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1994 Petre

Post by g-man » 09:32 Thu 24 Feb 2011

Initial entry of chlorine but that blew off with some air time.

Dusty cocoa powder and cranberries flood the nose leaving a very pretty fruity smell.

Tastes of strawberry liquor blended with kirsch liquor backed by a ton of brown sugar finishing slightly short and sweet.

A very interesting port and one I wouldn't mind picking up more of at 30$/bottle.

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Re: 1994 Petre

Post by Axel P » 10:06 Mon 28 Feb 2011

It is Niepoort, isnt it?

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Re: 1994 Petre

Post by g-man » 16:56 Mon 28 Feb 2011

Axel P wrote:It is Niepoort, isnt it?

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i'm not 100% sure

the label says "Imported by Niepoort"
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Re: 1994 Petre

Post by AHB » 14:33 Wed 02 Mar 2011

I have drunk (and still have) some of the Petre 1995. I didn't realise that there was a 1994 made.

My understanding is that this is a "second label" port made by Dirk from grapes not used for the Niepoort blend, which is intended to mature more quickly than the full blend.
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Re: 1994 Petre

Post by Axel P » 11:02 Thu 10 Mar 2011

My understanding is that they made this wine especially for a big customer from Belgium who s name (or sons name is Peter (Petre)). It should be the original stuff in there, no blending.

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