1959 Niepoort Colheita

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Re: 1959 Niepoort colheita

Post by AHB » 18:55 Sun 01 Apr 2012

Bottled 1978. The colour of burnt sugar, 10% opaque. Smelling of brown sugar and dates. Sweet and concentrated entry, with an acidic streak full of clover honey and grapefruit smothered in brown sugar. There is an interesting bitterness to the edges of the tongue; a nice combination of sweet and sour. Hot aftertaste, then a lingering golden syrup and lime acidity. This is a nice colheita. 89/100.
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