1977 Niepoort

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1977 Niepoort

Post by jdaw1 » 21:53 Mon 02 Jan 2012

In honour of the presence in London of Dr Dirk Bruns, people gathered at the The Crusting Pipe on Tuesday 3rd January 2012 to taste some 1977s. Links:

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Re: 1977 Niepoort

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Re: 1977 Niepoort

Post by jdaw1 » 22:30 Wed 04 Jan 2012

Ni77: red-pink, 25% opaque. Nose ‘dodgy’. The same bottle stick (?) in the palate, but the texture full of Niepoort unctuousness. Great texture; shame about the slight stink. Rather too late in the evening the stink had gone, and the flavour was good but delicate.

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Re: 1977 Niepoort

Post by RAYC » 15:46 Fri 06 Jan 2012

Most evolved of 77s - this is not a young 77! Some bottle stink at outset, but faded over time to reveal dstinctive nose of burnt toffee (credit to AHB for identifying as i fumbled). Glorious texture - this is in a good place right now. Taking into account recent experience with this and this bottle - can definitely benefit from a generous decant. **** (91)
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Re: 1977 Niepoort

Post by AHB » 09:34 Sun 08 Jan 2012

Very deep orange colour, 70% opaque. Burnt toffee on the nose. Sweet and generous texture on entry bringing rich, sweet burnt toffee to the palate; lovely balance between fruit and acidity. Sweet and flavoursome aftertaste and a finish of good length. Tasty port with a really nice palate but perhaps just a touch too sweet. 88/100. 4.5 hour decant.
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Re: 1977 Niepoort

Post by jdaw1 » 10:44 Sun 08 Jan 2012

jdaw1 wrote:Ni77: red-pink, 25% opaque.
AHB wrote:Very deep orange colour, 70% opaque.
Another massive discrepancy.

Other discrepancies in S77, F77, Mg77, Cá77, and discussion later moved to Quantifying opacity in TNs.

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