2009 Niepoort LBV

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2009 Niepoort LBV

Post by AHB » 22:31 Sun 25 May 2014

From the bottle shown in the main exhibition.

Bottled 2014. Subdued on the nose initially, but swirling released lots of fruit smells. Soft fruit on the palate at first, but then big tannins and powerful acidity come through the fruit. Despite this, the palate maintains a nice overall balance. Gentle and sweet fruit on the finish. This is a nice LBV that will reward more time in the cellar. 88/100. Drunk on 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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