1917 Croft

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AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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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.

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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?

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