Niepoort 2007 LBV: Tasting Notes

This page provides an overview of my notes on the Niepoort 2007 LBV. Apologies if the notes are brief (or non-existent); they are mainly recorded for my benefit with public distribution being a secondary priority!

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The Notes

Tasting 1

Notes: Bottled 2011. Very little sediment. Very dark. Good dark molasses on the nose. Touch spirity. Perhaps blackberries? Initially quite velvety mouthfeel. Touch of rose. Then strong cherry. Quite tannic, too, with very gripping tannins. Aftertaste short and pleasant. Perhaps sacrificed a little young.

Tasted at: Home

Date: 31st August 2014

Rated*: P+

* A Note on Ratings

My rating system attempts to answer the question “is this a good Port?” one of three ways: N—No; P—Possibly; or C—Certainly. Ports generally are rated against others of their category. Therefore, a Ruby Port which I rate as C for Certainly good, might not be as good as a Vintage Port which receives the same rating. I sometimes modify my rating with a plus or minus indicating that the Port is better or worse than might be expected for this category.


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