1927 Croft

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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DRT
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1927 Croft vintage port

Post by DRT » 22:23 Sat 12 Jul 2008

"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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1927 Croft

Post by jdaw1 » 00:18 Tue 15 Jul 2008

Terrible level: bottle 20% empty. Pale brick red. Acidic nose. Acidic in the mouth. Dead. Later, marginally less terrible, but still very tired and acidic. Dead.

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1927 Croft: sediment.

Post by jdaw1 » 00:29 Tue 15 Jul 2008

1927 Croft: sediment.
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Post by DRT » 22:45 Tue 15 Jul 2008

I don't have quite as bad a impression of this from the evening of the tasting, although I will say it was not a good bottle of port, but my note from two days later is not complimentary:

+48 Hours
Now very clear and bright with a few small lumps of sediment in the bottom of the glass. Lots of VA on the nose - nail varnish. Very hot and acidic. Much, much worse than it was on Friday, which is hugely disappointing as the clour and appearance had improved enormously.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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Post by AHB » 17:53 Fri 18 Jul 2008

My impressions on the night were:

Cloudy appearance. Deep honey colour with a hint of orange in the centre. Plasticine on the nose, strangely antisceptic. The antisceptic comes through massively in the mouth, rosemary but with some sweetness coming through eventually. Really quite unpleasant and spoiled. From a seeping bottle with a level below low shoulder. Not rated.
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