1917 Croft

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
Forum rules
Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
Post Reply
User avatar
AHB
Fonseca 1970
Posts: 10659
Joined: 13:41 Mon 25 Jun 2007
Location: Berkshire, UK

1917 Croft

Post by AHB » 00:54 Sun 06 Jul 2008

45 minutes after decanting this was the palest of the first flight (1896-1927) with a light orange centre and a greening rim. Lots of toffee on the nose with masses of the mandarin. Balanced entry with good sweetness from the golden sultanas. Good development in the mouth with citrus and lively fruit. Fabulous aftertaste that fills the mouth and lasts a very long time. 8/8 or 94/100. Holding together well.

6½ hours after decanting this had developed a nose full of wood ash. Huge acidity in the mouth but still with some balancing sweetness and modest amounts of fruit. The length is enticing but the port is nowhere near as attractive as it was earlier. 89/100. Drunk 9 February 2008.

Edit by jdaw1 in July 2015, adding links to: TPF review thread; FTLoP commentary; FTLoP planning thread; placemats.
Top Port in 2017 (so far): Taylor 2010 LBV
2016 Port of the year: Cockburn 1908

User avatar
jdaw1
Taylor 1900
Posts: 19293
Joined: 15:03 Thu 21 Jun 2007
Location: London
Contact:

1917 Croft

Post by jdaw1 » 23:30 Fri 18 Jul 2008

Croft 1917: the palest of the old flight, and sour to smell, with oranges. To taste soft, but sour, followed by great length. Twenty minutes in the glass did not repair the ‟oxidised sourness”. 3/2 perhaps?

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests