1983 Niepoort

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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jdaw1
Cockburn 1900
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Re: 1983 Niepoort

Post by jdaw1 » 14:31 Thu 28 Nov 2013

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Cockburn 1900
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Re: 1983 Niepoort

Post by jdaw1 » 14:32 Thu 28 Nov 2013

Ni83. Red, 40% opaque. Woody acidity in the nose. Very dry, and very refreshing. Clean a strange thing to be saying about this vintage. Widely liked, and rightly so.

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Graham’s 1970
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Re: 1983 Niepoort

Post by djewesbury » 21:18 Sun 01 Dec 2013

Mid red, 50%. Not an impressive nose. A little musty. In the mouth, hot, with much juice, oxidative characteristics, with raisins in the finish. Very pleasant.
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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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Re: 1983 Niepoort

Post by AHB » 22:14 Thu 12 Dec 2013

Firm red colour, 50% opaque. Gentle strawberry syrup on the nose, mixed in with some dusty charcoal. Neutral entry, the fruit is very gentle and restrained with strawberry jam arriving late but heralding a mid-palate that develops nicely to be attractive. Soft tannins provide some spice and suport the jammy strawberries on the very long finish. 90/100.
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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