1920 Croft

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AHB
Fonseca 1970
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1920 Croft

Post by AHB » 00:55 Sun 06 Jul 2008

40 minutes after decanting this was the darkest of the first flight (1896-1927) and had a deep red centre that was just transparent and with brown tones on the rim. Again mandarins on the nose but this time there was also wood ash as well. Nicely balanced entry, not too sweet but not too dry or acidic, filling the mouth with cherry juice. The huge aftertaste was fabulous. 8/8 or 94/100.

1½ hours after decanting this port had developed a lovely rosemary aromatic in the mid-palate.

7 hours after decanting the nose had closed down but the mouth impact was so sweet and full of fruit that it compensated for the lack of smell. This port is lasting well and drinking really nicely today. 94/100. Drunk 9 February 2008.

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1920 Croft

Post by jdaw1 » 23:28 Fri 18 Jul 2008

Croft 1920: darkest of those ≤1927. Like the 1917, a hint of bottle stink, and oranges. SRC found “raspberry jam†, and AHB and JM said “ash†.

Very soft attack, but then mid-palate very hot, fading to Croft orange at the end. Good sweetness. RAH: “smoky baking spice†. 7/6.

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