2013 Niepoort Bioma

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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AHB
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2013 Niepoort Bioma

Post by AHB » 21:18 Mon 28 Mar 2016

Crimson in colour with a medium rim. Sweet on the nose with none of the sharpness of the Quinta dos Muros or the Bulas tasted alongside. Instead this is slightly spicy and complex, fat and inviting - reminding me of freshly baked home made ginger shortbread. Sweet and floral on entry with a hint of the ginger. Powerful tannins pucker the mouth but the lovely floral tones never disappear. The flowers show up on the aftertaste but a bit of heat appears on the finish before the tannins take over. 89/100. Tasted 02-Mar-16.
Top Port in 2017 (so far): Graham Stone Terraces 2015 and Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
2016 Port of the year: Cockburn 1908

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