2009 Niepoort LBV

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AHB
Fonseca 1970
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2009 Niepoort LBV

Post by AHB » 00:55 Sun 26 Oct 2014

Sold by the glass at Paul Ainsworth at Number 6. A lovely red colour, deliciously fruity but backed by ripe and toasted tannins. Nice finish. Went beautifully with a dish of Fallow Deer baked in hay. Drunk 24 October 2014. N/R.
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Re: 2009 Niepoort LBV

Post by DRT » 01:24 Sun 26 Oct 2014

AHB wrote:Fallow Deer baked in hay
That sounds splendid.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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Re: 2009 Niepoort LBV

Post by flash_uk » 08:26 Sun 26 Oct 2014

AHB wrote:... at Paul Ainsworth at Number 6.
Superb restaurant.

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Re: 2009 Niepoort LBV

Post by AHB » 11:09 Fri 31 Oct 2014

DRT wrote:
AHB wrote:Fallow Deer baked in hay
That sounds splendid.
It was.
flash_uk wrote:
AHB wrote:... at Paul Ainsworth at Number 6.
Superb restaurant.
It is - a great balance between friendliness of the staff and formality of a posh restaurant, backed up by brilliant food and a chef/owner who is happy to mix with his punters. I came downstairs from the loo as we were leaving to find Mr A chatting away to Mrs B about her meal and our visit to Cornwall.
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Re: 2009 Niepoort LBV

Post by flash_uk » 11:23 Fri 31 Oct 2014

AHB wrote:
flash_uk wrote:
AHB wrote:... at Paul Ainsworth at Number 6.
Superb restaurant.
It is - a great balance between friendliness of the staff and formality of a posh restaurant, backed up by brilliant food and a chef/owner who is happy to mix with his punters. I came downstairs from the loo as we were leaving to find Mr A chatting away to Mrs B about her meal and our visit to Cornwall.
About 3 years ago for a lunch I booked their private room right by the front door for six adults, one 3 year old and two 9 month old children. What could have easily been a shambolic event with children so young actually proved to be a great lunch, and the staff there were superb, making sure we had everything we needed to keep the kids in control.

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