2009 Niepoort

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AHB
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Re: 2009 Niepoort cask sample

Post by AHB » 22:22 Sun 01 May 2011

Cask sample. Lovely sweet blackcurrant on the nose. Dry in the mouth, tannic but with restrained sweet fruit - modest at first but which grows well to great levels. Gentle acidity, good tannins and masses of fruit on the palate. The tannins are beautifully ripe. Dry aftertaste, slightly hot then followed by a very, very long blueberry and pine resin finish with dry cheeks and teeth. Splendid port; a medium term keeper. 90-92 / 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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