1997 Niepoort

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1997 Niepoort

Post by djewesbury » 00:09 Thu 15 Aug 2013

From a half bottle.

The cork was wet and soft but came out intact. It was very splayed at the bottom.

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D +10. Dark, ruby, 80%.
Nose has cherry, pear drops but very closed, at least initially.
Very hot in the palate to begin with. Dry but with buttery, fudgey sweetness also. Light acid. After a while this developed a green tinge (mint and eucalyptus). Seems to be an untainted and very pleasant bottle. I have left a little for lunch tomorrow..
Daniel J.
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