1981 Niepoort LBV

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AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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1981 Niepoort LBV

Post by AHB » 22:11 Sun 25 May 2014

Bottled 1986. Deep rose red, 50% opaque. Nettles and crushed elaves on the nose, perhaps also some rosemary. Soft jellied fruit on the palate, with gentle tannins giving structure. Lovely mature fruit all over the mid-palate - this has a good palate presence with lots of jellied fruit. The jelly comes through on the finish, which has a good length and intensity. A fine showing, a lovely port that can be held or drunk now. 88/100. Drunk 24-Apr-14 at BFT5.
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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Re: 1981 Niepoort LBV

Post by djewesbury » 16:35 Sun 08 Jun 2014

20% opaque. This was a deep ruby with light bricking. Floral but quiet. Peppered strawberries, late heat, jellied fruit, really very lovely and soft.
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