1945 Niepoort unknown blend

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1945 Niepoort unknown blend

Post by AHB » 22:17 Tue 01 Jul 2014

A blended wine experiment by Dirk's grandfather, from the 1945 vintage but the exact details have been lost in the mists of time.

Mature red appearance; gentle reductive nose in need of some time in the decanter to get back into balance. Slightly astringent but with plenty of fruit. Blank entry but a powerful mid-palate. Lovely gentle fruit, rich and mature with a lovely thickness to the texture. Luscious presence on the palate. Amazing intensity on the mid- to late-palate. Great chewy finish of grapefruit and licorice root. An amazing port. 95/100. Drunk 24-Jun-14. Pop 'n' pour.
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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