NV Niepoort 20YO Tawny, bottled 2008

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Re: 20Y Niepoort Tawny, bottled 2008

Post by jdaw1 » 11:17 Mon 25 Feb 2013

Ni 20Y, bottled 2008, though served blind as both ‟Moist Right” and as ‟#6”.

Red, 25% opaque. Some stink on the nose. Taste not liked, because too acidic.

No idea what it was.

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Re: 20Y Niepoort Tawny, bottled 2008

Post by AHB » 21:12 Fri 12 Apr 2013

Bottled 2008. Crystal clear, brick orange; 30%. Smelly on the nose with some bottle stink. Soft oranges on the palate with a little gentle spiciness and surprising tannins on the teeth. The flavours grow pleasantly on the palate. A big, dry orange finish which gently fades to a kumquat peel essence. 85/100. Drunk 15-Feb-13. Decanted 3 hours.
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
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