1966 Niepoort

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jdaw1
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1966 Niepoort

Post by jdaw1 » 14:48 Thu 27 Jun 2013

Eleven regulars gathered in a crowded Bung Hole to give Mr Doty a break from Wimbledon, in the form of a 1966 horizontal. It’s a hard life.

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Re: 1966 Niepoort

Post by jdaw1 » 09:42 Fri 28 Jun 2013

Ni66. Brick red, 50%opaque. I struggled to understand this port it had a variety of elements that I couldn’t quite identify. Very much in the mould of Niepoort eccentricity. Definitely candy, and vanilla, and a mystery spice. Middle weight.

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Re: 1966 Niepoort

Post by djewesbury » 20:58 Sat 29 Jun 2013

Chocolatey, smooth, perhaps the flavours were fragmented or it was even a little simple but I definitely found it a very interesting wine that stood out from its neighbours.
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Re: 1966 Niepoort

Post by JohninNYC » 05:05 Thu 04 Jul 2013

Niepoort
Complexity of flavors and aromas of white choc, marmalade, rasp, sour cherry, candied orange peel, cassis
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Re: 1966 Niepoort

Post by AHB » 22:13 Tue 16 Jul 2013

Dark brick-red, 25% opque. Fresh and lively nose, quite vibrant; interesting sweet citrus tones. Good texture and the first part to have apparent tannins. Big mature flavours on the palate; enjoyable palate with lovely development. Sweet, slightly cloying finish with delicious smokey / meaty length. 93/100.
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