1942 Niepoort

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AHB
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1942 Niepoort

Post by AHB » 23:29 Fri 10 May 2013

Ex-cellars in a 1 litre bottle. Deep orange in colour, 20% opaque. Attractive nose with rich and mature fruit with a touch of burnt sugar. Mature leathery fruit all over the palate. Soft tannins show on the mid-palate but there is still so much fruit. A bit of heat shows on the aftertaste before the long finish takes over. A very fine port. 94/100. Drunk 24 April 2013 at the Big Fortified Tasting.
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