Estimated cost of this Niepoort Vintage Port 1991 bottle of 750 ml is 60 Euro.
Niepoort is an independent family business since 1842 and now through five generations. The fifth generation is Eduard Dirk Niepoort and Verena Niepoort. Dirk is ahead of the business, since the formal retirement of Eduard Rudolph Niepoort in 2005.
Taste notes right after decanting
Perfect cork, not a single spot of mold or leaking. Lots of large chunks of sediment in the bottle, almost like whole grapes falling out.
Rubin red with brown tones to the colour.
Heavy curtains from a sling in the glass.
Spiced and dark aroma, warm alcohol and a sense of old dried fruits in the aroma.
Delicate fruit, light on the acid, pleasant tannin, medium dried fruit in the after taste, mostly like raisins. Shows a good balance right after opening.
Intermediate rating 90 /100
4 hours after decanting
Darker in the colour and slightly heavier.
Aroma dulled down to become more anonymous, alcohol did however also take a step down in the aroma.
Taste developed with a even stronger sense of dark spices.
Intermediate rating 89 /100
6.5 hours after decanting
Improved balance between acid and fruit, powerful dried fruits in play with a lovely tannin.
Overall rating 90 / 100