1963 Niepoort

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jdaw1
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1963 Niepoort

Post by jdaw1 » 23:28 Fri 25 Apr 2014

Wednesday 23rd April 2014, the day before the BFT, the day after A Flight of 1966, and the same day as a vertical of Sandeman arranged by Stevens Garnier (busy week), folks gathered in The Bung Hole for 1960 versus 1963.

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flash_uk
Taylor Quinta de Vargellas 1987
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Re: 1963 Niepoort

Post by flash_uk » 17:16 Sun 27 Apr 2014

20% opacity, slightly cloudy yellow brown. Nose a bit off, oranges in there, but masked by rubber and stewiness. IN the mouth this gets to sharpness quickly and a dry spiritous finish. Comes to and end quite abruptly. Not great. Incorrectly guessed to be N60.

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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Re: 1963 Niepoort

Post by AHB » 22:12 Fri 23 May 2014

Brown colour, 30% opaque. Smelly on the nose, not attractive. Sweet brown sugar on the entry; strong sharp acidity with little fruit and lots of brown sugar flavours. Harsh acidity dominates the aftertaste with oranges and tannins on the immediate finish. The volume on the finish is short but the modest finish lasts well. 87/100.
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