1977 Niepoort

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RAYC
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1977 Niepoort

Post by RAYC » 19:18 Sun 30 Oct 2011

On Thursday 27th October 2011, at The Crusting Pipe, StevieCage and RonnieRoots held a tasting with AHB, jdaw1 and RAYC.

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Review of the evening as a whole
1985 Graham (bottle 1)
1985 Graham (bottle 2)
1985 Fonseca
1983 Offley Boa Vista
1977 Niepoort
1970 Gould Campbell
1998 Dow quinta do Bomfim
Planning and arrangements
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Re: 1977 Niepoort

Post by RAYC » 20:11 Sun 30 Oct 2011

Subdued nose compared to the Graham 85s, significantly lighter/browner in colour and noticeably less tannic, this was wonderful in the mouth with delicate ethereal syrupiness, packed with sweet brown sugar but offset nicely by orange peel/marmalade on the finish and in no way cloying. Can imagine i would have guessed a Croft '63 if blind. Showing just slightly better than the bottle drunk a few weeks earlier. A wonderful tertiary port - fully mature now - i would imagine that it should be drunk within next 3-5 years to get it at its best.****+ (91)
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Re: 1977 Niepoort

Post by AHB » 09:40 Wed 02 Nov 2011

Light rose in colour, 30% opaque. Slightly odd on the nose, a touch dusty but this opens to give an attractive, sweet fruitiness. Very sweet entry, with a thick and syrupy texture. Spices all over the palate, which is full of nutmeg and sweet fresh figs. Long finish of soft raspberry jelly that also brings a spicy tingle. A delightful port, full of elegance. Really tasty, with a perfect balance of fruit and structure. 4 hours decant. Drunk 27 October 2011. 92/100.

This was the wine of the night (by 1 point) and was my wine of the night.
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Re: 1977 Niepoort

Post by jdaw1 » 07:39 Sun 06 Nov 2011

Ni77: red, 50% opaque. Very unctuous, mid-to-light weight, very sweet, the sweetness very long, despite the non-heaviness. Rob suggested orange peel: yes, a bit. Later it was slightly acrid, but only slightly.

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