2000 Niepoort Secundum

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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winesecretary
Graham’s Malvedos 1996
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2000 Niepoort Secundum

Post by winesecretary » 22:36 Sun 01 Aug 2021

1 hr decant

85% red juice.

Nose a slightly cautious blueberry variant of the usual TN-dominated Niepoort blackcurrant nose - does this have more of the other varieties in?

However, black wine gums (i.e. the usual cassis with slight hint of rubber) on the palate. Powerful, but this bottle perhaps a touch simple.

Good drinking. While pleased I have another seven bottles, I do not think keeping it indefinitely is a good idea.

"Don't hold it back," says my companion, "possibly overly sweet on this occasion, edging a bit towards the fig roll". She's right.

winesecretary
Graham’s Malvedos 1996
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Re: 2000 Niepoort Secundum

Post by winesecretary » 21:49 Wed 04 Aug 2021

The remainder went very well with fruit cake and staffordshire cheese this evening.

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