NV Niepoort Senior Tawny

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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djewesbury
Graham’s 1970
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NV Niepoort Senior Tawny

Post by djewesbury » 13:01 Sat 12 Apr 2014

I was asked to organise a Port tasting by the Northern Ireland Wine & Spirits Institute, and decided that it would be worthwhile to taste some wood-aged categories that are harder to find in Ireland. So, after much research and many, many emails, we ended up with the following line-up (supplier in brackets):
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flash_uk
Taylor Quinta de Vargellas 1987
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Re: NV Niepoort Senior Tawny

Post by flash_uk » 14:03 Sat 12 Apr 2014

20% opacity, a light golden brown with a hint of orange, good gloopy legs. Nose was full of sweet fruit, really sugary. Very smooth entry, sweet caramel. Very gentle heat builds and sustains with quite a long finish with some acidity. Nice balance, and meaty!

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