NV Niepoort Crusted 2011

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djewesbury
Graham’s 1970
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Re: NV Niepoort Crusted

Post by djewesbury » 17:27 Sun 20 Apr 2014

Should this not be 'NV Niepoort Crusted 2011'?
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Re: NV Niepoort Crusted

Post by jdaw1 » 21:38 Sun 20 Apr 2014

I have asked Christopher for the bottling date; a reply is awaited.

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Re: NV Niepoort Crusted

Post by djewesbury » 21:52 Sun 20 Apr 2014

He said it was the latest one. That is the newly-issued 2011.
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Re: NV Niepoort Crusted

Post by flash_uk » 11:20 Wed 23 Apr 2014

95% opacity, purple, near black. spice and plum on the nose. Ribena in the mouth, dry finish.

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Fonseca 1970
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Re: NV Niepoort Crusted 2011

Post by AHB » 21:59 Fri 23 May 2014

Bottled 2011. Inky purple/red in colour with a narrow transparent rim. Young, sweetened blackcurrant on the nose. Gentle entry, soft tannins hold the palate in place. Powerful acidity sears the palate. Fruit is sweet, softened but dominated by the acidity. Dry, tannic aftertaste. Artificial sweetners on the lengthy finish. Just too different from the other ports shown this evening to be able to rate. NR. Decanted 8½ hours.
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