1977 Niepoort

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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jdaw1
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1977 Niepoort

Post by jdaw1 » 19:51 Thu 03 May 2012

On Wednesday 2nd May 2012 Johnny Symington joined some regulars at The Bung Hole” , partly to show off the Graham 1952 Single Harvest Tawny. All this after a day spent at The Big Fortified Tasting.

Links: ”  We are boycotting the corporately anodyne new name. Really, what snorey-dull person did that?

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Re: 1977 Niepoort

Post by jdaw1 » 21:08 Sat 05 May 2012

Ni77, brought by CMAG. red-brown, 50% opaque. And the texture was wonderful: that unctuousness in a rich lively port is a joy. Upon reflection, perhaps Ni77 was guessable, even if not guessed by me.

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Re: 1977 Niepoort

Post by AHB » 09:01 Tue 08 May 2012

Deep orange - a lovely burnished red. Delightful nose, full of sweet oranges. Lovely texture, mature and delicious; thick and unctuous. Big flavours all over the palate. Spicy. Slight heat on the aftertaste before a long and absolutely delicious finish. Sublime port. 94/100.
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