1994 Niepoort

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jdaw1
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1994 Niepoort

Post by jdaw1 » 12:36 Wed 05 Mar 2014

A horizontal of 1994 and a G83 were tasted at Bordeaux Index, 10 Hatton Garden EC1N 8AH on Tuesday 4th March 2014, in the presence of Richard Mayson, as arranged by Michael Schuster of MichaelSchusterWine.com.

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Re: 1994 Niepoort

Post by jdaw1 » 13:32 Wed 05 Mar 2014

Ni94. Oh dear. The second palest, with a horrible nose, rather like burnt plastic. Not tasted.

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Re: 1994 Niepoort

Post by flash_uk » 14:08 Wed 05 Mar 2014

70 % opacity, paler brown, a little cloudy, not much by way of leg. Nose giving very little, but what was there was not promising. Sharp and acidic, really not good, VA.

Went back after 1 hour, confirmed as totally awful, both nose and mouth.

Incidentally, Richard M suggested anyone with cases of Ni94 may want to check them, so perhaps this is not a one-off.

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Re: 1994 Niepoort

Post by RAYC » 14:31 Wed 05 Mar 2014

flash_uk wrote:Incidentally, Richard M suggested anyone with cases of Ni94 may want to check them, so perhaps this is not a one-off.
If they are in bond, i wouldn't even bother checking them - just sell...

As i think CMAG previously observed, it is telling that the 94, 85 and 97 are not mentioned in the list of VPs on the Niepoort app / website
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Re: 1994 Niepoort

Post by DRT » 01:06 Thu 06 Mar 2014

Horrible.
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Re: 1994 Niepoort

Post by RonnieRoots » 07:39 Thu 06 Mar 2014

Oh dear. I have 3 bottles of this. Any takers? :wink: :roll:

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Re: 1994 Niepoort

Post by djewesbury » 22:14 Thu 06 Mar 2014

24 hour decant. 65-70% dark orange colour. All I smelt was varnish. Very acidic, very bitter. Unpleasant.
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Re: 1994 Niepoort

Post by AHB » 11:20 Wed 26 Mar 2014

Horribly wrecked by VA. Not rated.
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