2009 Niepoort

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2009 Niepoort

Post by AHB » 22:25 Sun 01 May 2011

2009 Niepoort cask sample
Cask sample. Deep purple in colour, sticking to the glass when swirled. Huge nose, masses of violets and intense blueberry. Smooth texture, biting acidy and punchy tannins The intense blueberry struggles to emerge from the tannins but air allows wonderful floral essence to come out. The acidity bites on swallowing and leaves a burn on the finish before fading to leave a very dry blackcurrant-skin finish of huge intensity and duration. A very impressive showing with a lot of promise for a glorious future. 93-95 / 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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