2003 Croft

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2003 Croft vintage port

Post by AHB » 08:35 Tue 10 May 2011

Opaque; modest on the nose with attractive fruit but not a smell that leaps from the glass. Slightly lighter bodied entry than the Skeffington 2003 or the Vargellas Vinha Velha 2004 shown alongside with firm tannins and sweet fruit - but ouch! Those acidity levels hurt! Great fruit on the palate, which leads to an intense fruit driven aftertaste and huge length. Very, very good port. 92/100
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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