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Saturday, 14 July 2012

PORT WINE SPECIAL - NIEPOORT LBV 2004

The final Niepoort in this Port Special:

Notes after 3 hours in the decanter and 3 pours back and forth from the decanter as well

Niepoort LBV 2004, 20%, bottled 2008

Colour:
Dark red, like freshly squeezed blackcurrant juice – a very, very ‘heavy feel’ to the wine, almost oily

Nose:
Slightly drying on the nose, cherries maybe, cinnamon? Getting a faint hint of old cellar here as well

Taste:
Wow, I find this extremely difficult to pick apart, but initially it feels like an all cherries show with maybe some dark chocolates? Maybe some of that drying cinnamon notes too...

Finish:
Extremely drying/tannic, right to the edge but the fruits is still in place…

This is a hard one to rate... I think needs some more time to breathe.

85/100!

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