Monthly Archives: November 2016

Niepoort Vintage Port 1991

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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

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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

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6.5 hours after decanting

 

Improved balance between acid and fruit, powerful dried fruits in play with a lovely tannin.

Overall rating 90 / 100

Weissbierbrauerei Plank Wiefelsdorf Jura Weizen

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The weissbier brewery Plank Wiefelsdorf was founded on the first sunday in October 1888 by Michael Plank.

I bought this unfiltered weissbeer from a German webshop at the price of 1,49 Euro for a 500 ml bottle at 0,0%.

Good looking yellow colour with a few large chunks of sediment.

Small to medium head.

Good sweet fruit in the aroma with a hint of metal to it.

Good CO2, delicious sweet fruit with a lovely wheat in the after taste.

Overall rating 81 / 100

Jacob – Dunkles Weissbier

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In 1738, the workers of the smelting work in Bodenwöhr, Bayern, Germany requested permission from Karl Albrecht, Elector of Bavaria, to establish a brewhouse so that they would no longer need to import the brews of a somewhat inferior quality from nearby towns. The first master brewer, Peter Still from Fischbachbegan his work in 1758, so some twenty years later.

In 1759 Peter Still died and while it was a state owned it was decided to privatize the brewery, which happened in 1804. In 1884, Johann Baptist Jacob – the great-grandfather of present-day owner, Marcus Jacob – acquired the company.

I bought this unfiltered weissbier from a German webshop at the price of 1,49 Euro for a 500 ml bottle at 5,3%.

Dark brown in colour, hazy and heavy like rye bread.

Small rough head that is gone in a second.

Delicious dark, burned dried fruits in the aroma.

Medium CO2, good play between fruit, darkness, sweetness and wheat. Ends in a after taste as sweet as candy.

Overall rating 85 / 100

Quinta do Infantado Vintage Port 2004

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Estimated cost of this Quinta do Infantado Vintage Port 2004 bottle of 750 ml is 38 Euro.

This vintage port was released in 368 magnum, 14150 bottles and 3470 half-bottles. This half-bottle was numbered 1580.

Quinta do Infantado has been a estate-bottled port producer since 1979. Until that time, all exported Ports had to be shipped in bulk to Vila Nova de Gaia.

Taste notes right after decanting

Hazy and dark reddish in the colour.

Suitable, fine and a little messy in the aroma.

Full bodied, fresh taste with a short but suitable after taste. Seems mature, but smaller bottles do also mature faster.

Intermediate rating 85 /100

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2 hours after decanting

As black as red can get, took some good darkening from the air.

Aroma has loosened up and there is more fresh fruit in it, but still too much alcohol.

After taste got longer.

4 hours after decanting

Darker in the colour

After taste got more dried fruits in it.

The last glass was tried 48 hours after opening and it was dead. Much less taste and was getting harsh.

Overall rating 87 / 100