1977 Niepoort

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jdaw1
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1977 Niepoort

Post by jdaw1 » 11:55 Tue 03 Mar 2015

We gathered in The Boot & Flogger for non-Symington non-TFP ≤1994 Ports, in the presence of Henry Shotton.

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Re: 1977 Niepoort

Post by jdaw1 » 12:39 Tue 03 Mar 2015

Ni77 (CPR). Dark red, 60% opaque. Big rich red fruit, and somehow very obviously a 1977. Some heat. A tip-top Port.

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Re: 1977 Niepoort

Post by flash_uk » 18:53 Wed 04 Mar 2015

50% opacity, shiny ruby red. Very nice smooth red fruit on the palate. Guessed to be O77.

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Re: 1977 Niepoort

Post by AHB » 08:27 Sun 15 Mar 2015

From a pota bottle. Deep red, the colour of cherry juice, delicious and mature; 60% opaque. A lovely nose of fresh and lively fruit, very pronounced. Fruit led entry, powerful and spicy, leading to a massive strawberry palate. The huge palate is supported by a strong acidity, which carries through onto the aftertaste before a strawberry candy and red licorice finish of good length. Very fine port. Served blind this was guessed to be Sandeman 1985. 93/100.
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