1940 Niepoort Garrafeira

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1940 Niepoort Garrafeira

Post by AHB » 21:37 Sun 14 Jun 2015

Bottled 1945, decanted 1970. Honey brown in colour with a lemon yellow rim; 10% opaque. A gentle nose of clover honey and limes, soft and voluptuous. Soft and sweet on the palate with lots of clover honey sweetness wrapped around a core of sour apple acidity giving a wonderful sweet and sour experience. Delicious and lingering finish, very persistent and dominated by the honey flavours. 92/100. 06-May-15.
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