1997 Niepoort

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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djewesbury
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1997 Niepoort

Post by djewesbury » 13:59 Sat 12 Apr 2014

After the NIWSI tasting of wood-aged ports, some friends and their friends gathered around one table with some bottles decanted earlier that day:

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Excellent fun, some of the ports were a little reluctant to come out to play but nonetheless much enjoyment had. Unfortunately I lost Justin K's decanting funnel in the Gents of the Belfast School of Art's library. The librarian thought it was one of the best lost property enquiries but regretted that it had not turned up. was a half-bottle of Ni97 which remained from a few bought a couple of years ago. The others had generally been OK but this one looked fishy.
Daniel J.
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Re: 1997 Niepoort

Post by djewesbury » 14:48 Sat 12 Apr 2014

Decanted about 8.40 am, so just under 13½ hours. Capsule was sticky and brown, under the capsule the cork was heavily crusted.

70%, starting to brick. VA in the nose - hot varnish. Bitterness was the main element in the mouth, with heat. This was not the worst Ni97 I've had but it was certainly not as good as some others.
Daniel J.
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Re: 1997 Niepoort

Post by flash_uk » 16:39 Sat 12 Apr 2014

90% opacity deep red. Acetone nose, nail polish remover. And tasted what I imagine nail polish remover might taste like.

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