2015 Niepoort

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winesecretary
Graham’s The Tawny
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2015 Niepoort

Post by winesecretary » 16:40 Mon 29 Jun 2020

From half bottle.

Popped and poured for a guest to have something with the cheese. The cheese was largely ignored while the glass of port was consumed.

Entirely opaque, red rim.

Nose of poached pears, almost eau de vie de poire william.

Very vinous wine, exuberant blackcurrant flavours, like a supercharged American cabernet sauvignon, complete with the Napa mint. Tannins present but fine-grained and not unattractive.

Long, drying finish. Positively refreshing. Like the 2017 this is lovely to drink now, but will surely age happily.

+ 24 hours - very similar to day before, no fading of the fruit.

Consumed 24/6/20 & 25/6/20

H_Sterling
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Re: 2015 Niepoort

Post by H_Sterling » 20:19 Mon 29 Jun 2020

Good to hear as I have a dozen bottles!

Have you tasted the 2015 Bioma?

winesecretary
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Re: 2015 Niepoort

Post by winesecretary » 20:30 Mon 29 Jun 2020

@ H_Sterling - you have yourself a fine port IMHO.

I have not tasted the 2015 Bioma. But I do have 3 bottles...

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JacobH
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Re: 2015 Niepoort

Post by JacobH » 14:40 Tue 30 Jun 2020

The 2015 Bioma was absolutely fantastic when I tried it on release: I rated it right up there with the very best Vintage Ports I have tried. I am studiously attempting to avoid any of my Biomas, though, since I think they will have fantastic longevity.
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Re: 2015 Niepoort

Post by H_Sterling » 22:42 Wed 01 Jul 2020

Yup, same here - my 2015 Bioma is staying put for another 2 decades at least!

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