Port of the month October 2015: Colheitas 1900 from Niepoort and Krohn
It is tough to find Colheitas from the same year which are more different than these two. Niepoort has always tried to produce very delicate and precise Ports whereas Krohn scores with a huge concentration of aromas. Both Ports easily handle the 3 to 4 decades of bottle maturation. If you combine these with a chocolate Mousse- unbeatable.
Krohn Colheita 1900 (bottled 1988) –
Very intense core in the dark brown colour. The bouquet reveals lots and lots of coffee and dark chocolate with some acetonic Notes. Sweet palate with strong malt, raisins and coffee. Long and intense aftertaste. 19 (drink until 2040)
Niepoort Colheita 1900 (bottled 1972) – Very clean dark red colour with a green rim. Surprisingly fresh and balanced nose with hazelnut, almond and coffee. Complex, fresh and balanced as well in the palate with only very little acetonic notes. Long and complex aftertaste. 19 (drink until 2040)