1977 Niepoort

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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jdaw1
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1977 Niepoort

Post by jdaw1 » 08:21 Mon 19 Sep 2011


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Re: 1977 Niepoort

Post by jdaw1 » 22:00 Mon 19 Sep 2011

Apparently the health and happiness of young Anastasia (who is also mentioned in the thread entitled The arrival of Wiseman #3 and Wiseman #”“1) was apparently toasted with this excellent Port.

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Re: 1977 Niepoort

Post by PhilW » 11:46 Sat 24 Sep 2011

Light to medium in colour, minimal nose intially. In the mouth a lovely (slightly light) flavour, very smooth and slightly sweet. Very Good / Excellent.

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Fonseca 1970
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Re: 1977 Niepoort

Post by AHB » 16:26 Mon 26 Sep 2011

Dark copper colour; 25% opaque. Sweet and mature on the nose, full of red licorice and nutmeg. Sweet entry with beautiful balance. Slightly harsh in the mid-palate, but this fades to allow an extremely elegant and balanced wine to show through. Spicy and sharp (in an attractive way) on the late palate and aftertaste. Sweet jelly-bean finish that fades quite quickly. Attractive and probably at its peak. 88/100.
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Re: 1977 Niepoort

Post by DRT » 17:44 Mon 26 Sep 2011

Fig/damson nose - thick and chewy - very smooth, nutty and fully mature. Excellent port.
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