1987 Niepoort

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jdaw1
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1987 Niepoort

Post by jdaw1 » 00:02 Wed 14 Mar 2012


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Re: 1987 Niepoort

Post by jdaw1 » 21:17 Wed 14 Mar 2012

Ni87, brought by CMAG. Red-red-brown, slightly cloudy, 60% opaque. To taste lots of tannic structure, some heat. Dry entry. Mid-weight. Gentle plum.

But sweetness increased with time in the glass.

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Re: 1987 Niepoort

Post by AHB » 09:43 Thu 15 Mar 2012

Deep red colour, deep rim, 90% opaque. Initially hints of a bit of VA, but this quickly blew off to leave a nutmeg infused red cherry bouquet. Delicious entry, sweet and with great balance; concentrated fruit and a big palate presence that was really attractive. Big aftertaste with masses of fruit; big and vigorous exaggerated finish. Just fabulous port! 91/100. 2 hour decant.
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