1963 Croft

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jdaw1
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1963 Croft

Post by jdaw1 » 22:26 Thu 23 Mar 2017

Charles declared an emergency, and we followed. At the Boot & Flogger, on Wednesday 22nd March 2017.

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Re: 1963 Croft

Post by jdaw1 » 23:02 Thu 23 Mar 2017

Cr63,decanted 12:30. Red-brown. 50% opaque. Smoky nose. Palate had sweetness, but also woodiness. Slightly acrid. Improved, but not wholly fixed, with extra glass time.

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Re: 1963 Croft

Post by AHB » 22:25 Sun 16 Apr 2017

Rich deep red with a rose rim; mature in appearance - 50% opaque. Delicious nose of sweetened redcurrant. Lovely texture on entry, slightly thickened and full of intense flavours of mature fruit; lots of secondary flavours. The mid- late-palate blooms in the mouth, showing lots of fruit backed by gentle acidity and toasted tannins. The aftertaste is full of the mature fruit and leads to a wonderful and tasty finish, that is just full of fabulous mature fruit flavours. Great port. Served blind, this was guessed to be Fonseca 1970. 94/100.
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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