2016 Croft

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Fonseca 1963
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2016 Croft

Post by AHB » 11:14 Wed 26 Sep 2018

Deep red but with a transparent centre. Soft fruit on the nose, full of summer fruits like raspberries and blackcurrants. Slightly aggressive entry, balanced on the mid-palate with plenty of ripe fruit and nice grippy tannins. Sweet fruit dominates the finish with lingering tannins that are ripe and well toasted that combine to give a hint of the cinnamon which will appear in the years to come. Lovely port, pleasant without being a blockbuster. 89-91.

Tasted 12 September 2018.
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
2017 Ports of the year: Fonseca 1927 and Quinta do Noval 1927

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Warre’s Otima 10 year old Tawny
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Re: 2016 Croft

Post by Doggett » 15:12 Sun 04 Nov 2018

Cr16 Between the Taylor's and Fonseca in colour. Med/deep ruby with very slight purple tinge. Red and black fruit showing on the nose and palate. A bit thinner and lighter than the Taylor's/Fonseca but very pleasant with a medium length finish.
90 Points

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Dow 1980
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Re: 2016 Croft

Post by flash_uk » 20:36 Sun 13 Jan 2019

80% opacity, dull red. Plummy nose. Smooth entry, flabby, little backbone. Medium tannins towards the finish, bit spiritous, not much of a finish. I thought this Port to be towards the bottom of the pecking order on the night.

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