1945 Niepoort

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jdaw1
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1945 Niepoort

Post by jdaw1 » 23:30 Sat 02 May 2015

On Saturday 9th May 2015 we had a splendid horizontal of 1945 in The RAF Club, ably arranged by Axel Probst/WorldOfPort.de.

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Re: 1945 Niepoort

Post by AHB » 20:27 Mon 11 May 2015

Deep red, mature brick red; 70% opaque. Pronounced nose, lots of menthol from the spirit and a touch of antiseptic. Leisurely arrival on the palate. Sweet fruit, lots of redcurrant jelly and a great dose of acidity. Very sweet but also very fruity with a great texture. Roasted red fruit on the aftertaste, huge fruit finish with wonderful maturity. Really nice mature port. 94/100.
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Re: 1945 Niepoort

Post by jdaw1 » 21:34 Sun 07 Jun 2015

Ni45. Very dark red, 75% opaque. Nose: is that a hint of TCA? I am fairly insensitive to that, so if other think not, then not. But the palate was excellent: perfect smoothness. Big, but not massive. Balance of fruit and acid and loveliness.

Later, still wonderful.

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Re: 1945 Niepoort

Post by jdaw1 » 10:06 Mon 08 Jun 2015

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(THRA left his notes behind, and has given permission to JDAW for them to be posted. Because of the faintness of the pencil, the contrast has been digitally enhanced.)

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