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 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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