2005 Niepoort

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jdaw1
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2005 Niepoort

Post by jdaw1 » 23:00 Fri 08 Apr 2011

Tasted at The Big Fortified Tasting, a trade fair in London at Glaziers Hall on Wed 06 April 2011 (Review thread, containing links to other tasting notes). This being a large trade-fair event, tasting notes generally brief.

Ni05. Purple, 80% opaque. Nosing of aniseed. So tannic that it is hard to drink needs ages in bottle. Ages.

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Re: 2005 Niepoort

Post by AHB » 09:04 Tue 10 May 2011

Mild red colour, opaque. Lovely nose of violets and black cherries. Delightful fruit impact, with gentle ripe tannins. A big but elegant wine with great balance. A long and chewy aftertaste with a terrific fruit finish. Delicious wine. 90/100.
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