1994 Niepoort

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Cockburn 1900
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Re: 1994 Niepoort

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Re: 1994 Niepoort

Post by jdaw1 » 23:30 Sun 25 Mar 2012

Ni94: red, 65% opaque. Nose primarily tannin and structure. To taste overwhelmed by the acidity. Others loved this; but for me the acidity was too much.

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Re: 1994 Niepoort

Post by uncle tom » 13:06 Tue 27 Mar 2012

A fine wine so sadly compromised by persistant VA
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Re: 1994 Niepoort

Post by AHB » 22:20 Sat 31 Mar 2012

Deep red, some early signs of maturity in the appearance. VA dominates the nose and doesn’t let much else through. Balanced entry, but rather a hot mid-palate; a late showing of perfect and ripe blueberry. Dry aftertaste, big and sweet finish. This is a big wine with good concentration that is spoiled by the high level of VA. 88/100.
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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