1996 Niepoort LBV

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jdaw1
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1996 Niepoort LBV

Post by jdaw1 » 00:23 Wed 11 Jan 2012

In anticipation of a forthcoming Croft tasting in The Bunghole, 57 High Holborn, London WC1V 6DT, we thought that it might be a good idea for three of us to test the location. The trial run grew to six people, and was held in the larger room. Links:

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Re: 1996 Niepoort LBV

Post by DRT » 02:29 Wed 11 Jan 2012

Too late in the evening to take a note.

This was a very solid port. I remember having it from 750ml bottles four or five years ago and it was much, much younger and bigger than this. But this half bottle was delicious - very good port.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

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Re: 1996 Niepoort LBV

Post by jdaw1 » 21:20 Wed 11 Jan 2012

Ni96 LBV (originally ‘ â—Š ’): pop-and-pour. Dark red, 70% opaque. Young. Mid-weight, with cranberries, and lots of sweetness late.

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Re: 1996 Niepoort LBV

Post by JacobH » 12:09 Sat 21 Jan 2012

From a half bottle. Red middle, with a touch of orange on the edge. Good cherry flavour. Good value for its price.

Unfortunately, this was opened a bit late for a proper note! :oops:
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