1977 Niepoort

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1977 Niepoort

Post by jdaw1 » 22:15 Tue 22 Nov 2016

A few of us gathered in the B&F to do the obvious, sighted. Perhaps a photograph of the glasses will be used on the cover of The Book.

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Re: 1977 Niepoort

Post by jdaw1 » 20:27 Sat 26 Nov 2016

Ni77. Dark-ish red, 60% opaque. Very big. Really big. Raspberries and blackberries and sweetness and other dark fruit. Big from start to finish, but not quite fully mature. Wonderful juice. Everybody’s WOTN.

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Re: 1977 Niepoort

Post by PhilW » 13:15 Wed 30 Nov 2016

Medium to light red in colour; flavour defied description for me, but absolutely delicious and very more-ish. WOTN for me, as well as unanimously for the group, and rightly so. Superb port.
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Re: 1977 Niepoort

Post by AHB » 08:09 Wed 04 Jan 2017

From a Bordeaux bottle. A ruddy red colour, 40% opaque. A gentle perfumed nose, elegant and attractive. Sweet and balanced entry - a lovely elegance to the wine; balanced and delicious. Wonderful elegant and lively aftertaste and a great finish. Very lovely wine. 93/100. Decanted 15 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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Re: 1977 Niepoort

Post by Andy Velebil » 04:09 Thu 05 Jan 2017

Anyone have a pic of the bottle? I didn't know Niepoort used Bordeaux bottles in the late 70's


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Re: 1977 Niepoort

Post by CPR 1 » 11:51 Mon 09 Jan 2017

Here you are Andy, the bottle on the right is more common
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Re: 1977 Niepoort

Post by Andy Velebil » 15:41 Mon 09 Jan 2017

Thanks. So it's a regular Port bottle and not a Bordeaux bottle. They also did some of the 1970 VP in the black bottle with that paper label as well.


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