2003 Croft

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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2003 Croft vintage port

Post by AHB » 00:59 Sun 06 Jul 2008

Massively extracted colour, still opaque and purple. Typical blackcurrant nose of a young port, jumping out of the glass. Entry is sweet and smooth, caressing the tongue with soft fruits. Then the fruit lozenge explodes and the tannins gently grab your teeth while the fruit just builds up to amazing levels and forces you to swallow. Length is good. 96/100. Tasted 5 October 2006.
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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