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This blog will feature tasting notes, reviews, distillery visits and whisky news with focus mainly on Scottish single malts. This will sometimes be accompanied by politically incorrect (whisky) opinions. You have now been warned! :-)
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Thursday, 12 July 2012

PORT WINE SPECIAL - NIEPOORT LBV 2005

Let us continue with more wine from fabulous producer Niepoort

Niepoort LBV 2005 20%, bottled 2009

Decanted 7 hours

Colour:
Just out of the bottle it's extremely dark red, close to purple and slightly cloudy - After 7 hours it's taken now clear but still very dark red, with a slight white edge to it.

Nose:
Massive grape attack, a little pricle from the alchohol (very nice) some oak maybe? Baked figs? a vague baked note in there also, maybe?

Taste:
Again the grape is massive, but nicely integrated with the alchohol, loads of grape sweetness, blueberry pie

Finish:
Long and lingering, far from as drying as the 2004 (later review), this one just slowly fades out...

An excellent LBV and quite unfiltered, maybe a good storing potential in this one...

90/100!

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