2011 Niepoort Bioma

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AHB
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2011 Niepoort Bioma

Post by AHB » 13:38 Sun 18 Aug 2013

Intense purple, restrained nose mixing nettles and brambles. Velvet texture bringing generous fruit with generous tannins that provide very firm support. More fruit comes with a second surge in the mid-palate before the tannins gain control. This is a massively tannic winebut with the fruit to stay in balance. 93-95. Snapshot tasting on 24 April 2013.
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
2017 Ports of the year: Fonseca 1927 and Quinta do Noval 1927

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