2005 Niepoort colheita

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2005 Niepoort colheita

Post by jdaw1 » 17:54 Sat 22 Apr 2017

AHB was in London. The natural consequences followed.

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Re: 2005 Niepoort colheita

Post by AHB » 17:04 Sun 22 Oct 2017

Bottled 2013. Pale red-ochre colour, 20% opaque. A lovely nose of raspberry and caramel, slightly sour which gives it a very fresh edge. Rounded and balanced on the palate with plenty of fruit, although the fruit is quite dry showing dusty strawberries which are elegantly balanced. Pimento on the aftertaste and a soft cocoa finish. Very nicely elegant and balanced. Bought from Selfridges for £30 in December 2016. 89/100. Drunk 19-Apr-17. Decanted 1 day.
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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