1999 Niepoort Secundum

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AHB
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1999 Niepoort Secundum vintage port

Post by AHB » 19:50 Sun 06 Nov 2011

Deep red colour, opaque. Attractive nose of strawberry jam and fresh mint. Soft, sweet entry with soft tannins on the sides of the tongue and a cleansing herbaceousness comes through with some air. Hot on the aftertaste with a sour / bitter finish that is a bit unattractive. 85/100. Drunk 13 October 2011.
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Re: 1999 Niepoort Secundum vintage port

Post by Axel P » 15:52 Tue 08 Nov 2011

Thanks for posting, Alex. Since I did not plan my son accordingly and he dropped out a year early (i.e. 99) I am in need of some 99s. Despite my single bottle of Nacional, some Vesuvio and Terra Freita I do own a Mg. of Secundum as well, but never tasted this.

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