1996 Niepoort LBV

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AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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1996 Niepoort LBV

Post by AHB » 22:24 Sun 25 May 2014

Bottled 2000. A year of high yields. Deep red with hints of maturity starting to appear; 90% opaque. Bottle stink also on this bottle, but not as pronounced as the 1990. The stink leads on the palate although the sweet fruit and soft tannins can be distinguished underneath. A slightly bitter tannic flavour dominates the finish. This is in an odd place in its evolution. 82/100. Drunk 24-Apr-14 at BFT5.
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Re: 1996 Niepoort LBV

Post by djewesbury » 16:49 Sun 08 Jun 2014

This was a dark, chocolate ruby, about 60%, with a dark chocolate nose. The entry is bitter and lively, rather biscuity and dry; very good, with a really rich, butter, dry finish. This was very good indeed.
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