1966 Niepoort

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flash_uk
Dow 1980
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Re: 1966 Niepoort

Post by flash_uk » 11:13 Wed 23 Apr 2014

30% opacity, rusty brown, some sediment. Hint of vanilla on the nose. Very nice, marmalade and sweetness, great structure and a lovely long finish.

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Cockburn 1900
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Re: 1966 Niepoort

Post by jdaw1 » 15:45 Fri 02 May 2014

Ni66. Red, 40% opaque. Nose red berry and cherry. Palate long, big, and sticky, with sharon fruit.

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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Re: 1966 Niepoort

Post by AHB » 21:50 Fri 23 May 2014

Deep brick red, 40% opaque. Faint nose, just showing a little stewed rhubarb. Concentrated entry, powerful fruit with great complexity - really very fine balance, sweet and intense with good acidity but there is an unusual mid-palate bitterness. A big acidity that gives a lovely balance. A massive aftertaste and an immensely long finish. Wow! 92/100. Decanted 7½ hours.
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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Graham’s 1970
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Re: 1966 Niepoort

Post by djewesbury » 16:01 Sun 08 Jun 2014

Very deep ochre, no pink at the core. A tiny bit of varnish on the nose, some mint or rosemary, and some heat when it's worked in the glass. In the mouth, I noted school desk; a little dull, a little muted.
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