1982 Croft

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uncle tom
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1982 Croft vintage port

Post by uncle tom » 21:49 Fri 07 Nov 2008

A little surprising that this is the first note on this wine..

From a case bought at Dreweatts last June.

Decanted 9pm - very pale for its age, but nice fruity aroma as I decanted.

First sip - little bottle stink, light and fruity on both nose and palate. Quite pleasant, considering that this wine has not had the best of reviews over the years. Reminds me of the de la Rosa '90

More anon..

Tom
I may be drunk, Miss, but in the morning I shall be sober and you will still be ugly - W.S. Churchill

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RonnieRoots
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Re: 1982 Croft vintage port

Post by RonnieRoots » 07:24 Sat 08 Nov 2008

Looking forward to your further impressions. I only tasted this port a couple of times at tastings, and found it to be quite poor.

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Re: 1982 Croft vintage port

Post by uncle tom » 14:39 Sun 09 Nov 2008

D + 4 and then again D + 24 - very similar.

A light but very pleasant wine, with good nose, and the classic fruity palate of the older Crofts (absent from the Cr75 and Cr77). The finish is also long and fire-free.

Aside from the lightness, this is really a very well composed wine, now fully mature. The criticism levelled by some writers seems unjustified.

For immediate gratification this is certainly better than most, but top quartile? - not quite; so a 7

Where's it going? It might hold firm for several years, but there's a risk it might start to fall apart in another decade, so I'll be cautious.

Score 7-6

Tom
I may be drunk, Miss, but in the morning I shall be sober and you will still be ugly - W.S. Churchill

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