1952 Niepoort Colheita

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1952 Niepoort Colheita

Post by jdaw1 » 23:17 Thu 18 Apr 2013

Oscar visited London, so the team sampled some VPs and some stuff described as ‟brown sticky stuff”. Some were served sighted, some were blind.

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Re: 1952 Niepoort colheita

Post by griff » 21:52 Fri 19 Apr 2013

Well done chaps. Hmmm.....will have to change ports for the 4th of June.

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Re: 1952 Niepoort colheita

Post by jdaw1 » 10:29 Sat 20 Apr 2013

Ni52c, brought by CMAG. And my, this is full of rich exotic fruit, including pineapple in which sense resembling just like a Château La Tour Blanche 1996. Mid-weight by port standards, so massive by sauternes standards, and lovely.

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Re: 1952 Niepoort colheita

Post by AHB » 15:20 Mon 13 May 2013

Bottling date not known. Deep brown centre, opaque from the fine particulate making it appear a bit soupy. Smelly on the nose, dominated by bottle stink and wet nappies. Hollow entry, waxy flavours; harshly acidic and unbalanced. Work on the palate improves the flavour profile, but not by too much. Harsh and acidic afttertaste and finish. Not great. 83/100.

How could I possibly have had such a different impression of this wine from JDAW? Could we have been drinking different wines?
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Re: 1952 Niepoort colheita

Post by jdaw1 » 15:33 Mon 13 May 2013

AHB wrote:How could I possibly have had such a different impression of this wine from JDAW? Could we have been drinking different wines?
AHB, in the [url=http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=6890&#p57057]TN for 1978 Krohn colheita[/url], wrote:I am rather worried that either I or JDAW managed to swap our glasses of 1978 Krohn and 1952 Niepoort around. Oh well, likely we'll never know unless someone else has notes they can post!

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