1977 Niepoort Garrafeira

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1977 Niepoort Garrafeira

Post by AHB » 00:03 Sun 16 Nov 2014

Bottled 1983, decanted 2007. A rich brown /red colour, 70% opaque. Subdued on the nose, toffee and tomato and a touch of VA. Sweet and toffeed palate, huge levels of acidity balance the concentrated sweetness of the sugar-preserved fruit and golden syrup. Intense acidity cleans the finish (but burns on the aftertaste) and delivers a massive finish. The finish is incredible but the rest is mildly disappointing. 90/100. Drunk 23-Sep-14. Decanted 4 hours.
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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