2009 Niepoort LBV

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AHB
Fonseca 1970
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2009 Niepoort LBV

Post by AHB » 22:33 Sun 25 May 2014

From the LBV vertical. Bottled 2014. Deep purple with an opaque rim. Soft purple fruit on a subdued nose. Fabulous sweet fruit on entry, soft sweet blueberries accompanied by big tannins. This has good complexity on the palate and really nice fruit. The tannins dominate the aftertaste, with the fruit dominating the relatively short finish. 89/100. Drunk 24-Apr-14 at BFT5.
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Graham’s 1970
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Re: 2009 Niepoort LBV

Post by djewesbury » 16:53 Sun 08 Jun 2014

90% opaque. This is a fat, blowsy juice, stewy in the nose, with toasted coconut flakes and a torrefied character, worty (like barley mashing to make beer). In the mouth, really heavy violet, massive tannins, with chocolate in the background.
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