1960 Croft

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1960 Croft

Post by AHB » 09:24 Mon 02 Jan 2017

Mature brick red, just opaque at the centre. Mature fruit on the nose, complex with a melange of spiced fruit. Smooth and round on entry with the fruit leading, sweetened by brown sugar but with a lovely freshness from the acidity. The dark chocolate tannins show on the late palate, adding a bite of crushed black peppercorns. The finish is long and lingering. This is very fine port. Served semi-blind, this was known to be Croft '45, Dow '45 or Croft '60 and was guessed to be Croft '45. 95/100. Drunk 26-Sep-16. Decanted 4½ hours.
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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