2000 Niepoort

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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2000 Niepoort vintage port

Post by AHB » 19:49 Sun 06 Nov 2011

Deep colour, opaque. Subdued on the nose, but showing some blackcurrant. Soft and restrained entry, very slow to show any fruit but big tannins grab the teeth and gums and don't let go. Fruit does come trhough eventually to give a lovely soft presence. Nice balancing acidity is also present. Concentrated black wine gums on the aftertaste and a long, dry-tannin finish on the inside of the mouth. A big and lovely port. 89/100. Drunk 13 October 2011.
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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