1997 Niepoort

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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1997 Niepoort

Post by g-man » 17:16 Tue 12 Feb 2013

A seriously leaky bottle that was drunk on chinese new year

popped and decanted for 2 hours.

light purplish still and opaque enough to block a direct light shining through it.

lovely nose of violets, baked cardomon, mellowed out with a spiked milk chocolate.

Full bodied but it's just grapey, and loads of plums and spirits. Very spicy, and doesn't show any signs of damage. Tastes like a young primal port that has lost the violet notes. Spirity on the finish too.

Not a bad wine at all but I was expecting the worst from a leaky bottle.

90.
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