NV Niepoort Dry White

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Andy Velebil
Taylor Quinta de Vargellas 1987
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NV Niepoort Dry White Port

Post by Andy Velebil » 04:01 Sun 16 Sep 2007

Cracked this baby about 3 minutes ago, so here is the first TN. Served well chilled in a standard Port style glass with no ice and no tonic, LOL!

Light honey color with some prominent orange highlights. Blueberry and some citrus on the nose, but this has more of a basic ruby nose than a dry white nose. The palate has some petrol, citrus fruit, a dash of orange peel, a very slight hint of plum, a healthy dose of acidity and some noticable tannins that leaves the mouth with a dry sensation. The finish isn't very long but I also don't expect it to be for a dry white. This is very refreshing to drink and far better than most inexpensive dry white Ports. Although this would probably make one heck of a Port and Tonic, it is best enjoyed chilled on its own.

86-87 points

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jdaw1
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The “petrol† doesn’t really appeal.

Post by jdaw1 » 16:09 Sat 22 Sep 2007

The “petrol† doesn’t really appeal.

Andy Velebil
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Post by Andy Velebil » 19:40 Sat 22 Sep 2007

LOL, I can understand that, but this was a nice bottle. A far cry from other dry whites that I've had. It almost seemed to have some age to it. I will have to ask about that when in the Douro.

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