1994 Niepoort

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Chris Doty
Warre’s Otima 20 year old Tawny
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1994 Niepoort

Post by Chris Doty » 19:09 Thu 27 Sep 2012

Looking over notes from prior tastings with TPF crew, I found myself craving some port last night...

From a 375ml bottle, the '94 Niepoort continues to impress me despite its dormant / pubescent state. While less of a blockbuster than the 94 Vesuvio, I think the wines share a certain purple verve and general balance which makes them both quite excellent. Blackberries, violets, and plums. The heat grew somewhat stronger as time went on, which I'm not entirely sure what to make of, but this was a lovely little wine that will likely be at optimal drinking from 2020-2035

89-90 points today, 91-93 potential.

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Re: 1994 Niepoort

Post by DRT » 01:12 Fri 28 Sep 2012

Doty's alive!!

:D

Good to see you back here :wink:
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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Chris Doty
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Re: 1994 Niepoort

Post by Chris Doty » 17:05 Fri 28 Sep 2012

Good to be alive!

Been missing you lot. Re-read a few threads the other day viewtopic.php?f=4&t=3713 and it made me want something sweet.

Hoping to come across this Fall. Can't believe it has been so long since I've visited.

Cheers

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Re: 1994 Niepoort

Post by AHB » 00:02 Sat 29 Sep 2012

You would have loved the Fonseca / Warre tasting - I was really surprised at how well the Warre stood up to the Fonseca.
Top Port in 2017 (so far): Graham Stone Terraces 2015 and Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
2016 Port of the year: Cockburn 1908

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Re: 1994 Niepoort

Post by g-man » 02:30 Sat 29 Sep 2012

AHB wrote:You would have loved the Fonseca / Warre tasting - I was really surprised at how well the Warre stood up to the Fonseca.
I'll pretend I didnt' see this post as AHB most surely be posting while intoxicated ;-)
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