1963 Croft

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1963 Croft

Post by AHB » 23:27 Fri 03 Nov 2017

Tasted at the Night Before Bastille Day tasting on July 13, 2017.

Bottled by Charles Kinloch. Deep burnt orange in colour, 50% opaque. Sweet oranges on the nose, full of candied orange zest like you find for sale in the markets of Dubrovnik. Sweet and thick entry, lots of slightly smoky bitter-sweet orange and a slight creaminess. A delicious burnt orange aftertaste and an enormous and long finish. A beautiful wine. Served blind, this was guessed to be Croft 1970. 93/100. 13-Jul-17. 13 hours double decanted.
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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