1924 Croft

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AHB
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1924 Croft

Post by AHB » 00:55 Sun 06 Jul 2008

55 minutes after decanting this port had a deep orange centre and a distinctly orange rim. Again the nose was dominated by toffees and mandarins. Sweet entry into the mouth with concentrated mandarin syrup and plenty of other fruit flavours - this just keeps developing more and more layers as you hold it on your tongue. Wow! The aftertaste is massive and very long lasting. This is seriously impressive. 8/8 or 95/100.

1½ hours after decanting this wine had developed ground black pepper scents on the nose but was retaining its superb structure around its central core of acidity.

7 hours after decanting the nose had changed substantially to give a very light fresh vanilla pod. Still very impressive in the mouth, full bodied and great texture to go with the abundance of fruit. Great length still. 95/100. Drunk 9 February 2008.

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Croft 1924

Post by jdaw1 » 23:24 Fri 18 Jul 2008

Croft 1924: very sweet mandarin nose, with MJB rightly identifying banana. Initially very rich in the mouth, not as big as the ’12, but richer and best balanced. Later producing a pepper sensation on the tip of the tongue. Better than the 1920. 7/6.

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