1959 Niepoort Colheita

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RAYC
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Re: 1959 Niepoort Colheita

Post by RAYC » 16:03 Tue 18 Jun 2013

Attractive rancio on the nose. Smooth and not as acidic /concentrated as i had expected in mouth, though some late palate bite gives it a good sense of development. Great persistency to finish, though never huge. Very quaffable.

Gained in complexity and concentration through the evening - becoming really very enjoyable. 90ish at first, though a partially legible scribble indicates i re-scored at [92?] following time in glass.
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Fonseca 1970
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Re: 1959 Niepoort Colheita

Post by AHB » 22:03 Tue 16 Jul 2013

Bottled 1978. Deep chestnut colour, with a lingering hint of green. Distinctive VA / tawny nose, very rich; full of honey and pistachio paste. Sweet entry, thick texture; honey and lime on the early palate. Oddly empty on the mid palate; vanilla fudge on the late palate. Acidity shows on the late palate, grapefruit sweetened with brown sugar. Tantalising finish, very long and full of honey and grapefruit peel. Aromatic finish, coffee right at the end. This is a big port, holding balance and power in harmany. Served blind, this was guessed to be Niepoort colheita 1974. 94/100.
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Re: 1959 Niepoort Colheita

Post by jdaw1 » 09:58 Sat 27 Jul 2013

Ni59 colheita bottled ’78: colour honey brown with a green tinge. Taste had lots of age, some heat, soft honey. Good wine, and very drinkable good wine.

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