2005 Niepoort

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Axel P
Fonseca 1980
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2005 Niepoort Vintage Port

Post by Axel P » 11:27 Tue 25 Sep 2007

This was an experience, one shouldnt miss. Went to Niepoort last Friday with an appointment with Verena. First Jose Rodrigo showed up and explained everything I ever wanted to ask in an outstandingly interesting way. To make a long story short. After some other ports we finally came to the 2005 VP (together with a 62 Colheita (bottled in 97):

the "normal" young VP-Color, deep with purple reflexes and a very strong structure. Very intense. You can smell the alcohol and the tannins very moderately but present. A classic VP, very fruity. In the mouth you feel the fruit blasting, but all the other elements to give this wine ageing potential are there as well.

Much potential, definitely one to look out for.
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Post by ajfeather » 20:56 Tue 25 Sep 2007

Thanks for that, sounds like another Niepoort I'll stash away for some time in my fifties

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Post by DRT » 23:29 Tue 25 Sep 2007

How spooky - AHB, Christopher Gee and I will be tasting a cask sample of this tomorrow evening :shock:

Will report back here

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Post by Andy Velebil » 23:56 Tue 25 Sep 2007

Had it last year as a cask sample and it was awsome :!:

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