2016 Niepoort Bioma

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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Fonseca 1963
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2016 Niepoort Bioma

Post by AHB » 20:24 Tue 09 Oct 2018

Cask sample. Opaque centre with a wide rim. An astonishing nose of cedar and tobacco - no fruit of any description! The cedar comes through on entry, followed by an amazing passion fruit and Canteloupe melon. Huge tannins grab the palate but never overwhelm the fruit, which is persistently over-ripe Canteloupe melon. Chewy aftertaste with a finish that leaves a lingering "Wrigley's Juicy Fruits" finish. Unique flavour profile! 85-87.

Tasted 12 September 2018.
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: 2016 Niepoort Bioma

Post by Doggett » 15:04 Sun 04 Nov 2018

NiB16 Deep ruby red. This port stood out from all the others as a completely different style and flavour profile. It was almost a 'burgundy' style. Funkier, earthier with the 'forest floor' notes of a burgundy. Some game notes and duck liver pate(?!). A real surprise and difficult to compare with the others on the night. Nonetheless, a beautiful port and a wonderful change from the others.
94-95 Points

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Re: 2016 Niepoort Bioma

Post by flash_uk » 15:32 Mon 14 Jan 2019

90% opacity, Very dark red. Duck liver pate on the nose! Full, high tannin levels, very dry. Low acidity, agricultural notes. Totally different from anything else on the night. Many characteristics I don't often come across in Port.

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