1963 Croft

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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1963 Croft vintage port

Post by AHB » 11:15 Wed 24 Dec 2008

Fading in colour, but with plenty of red still left in the wine. Surprisingly for a '63, the nose is quite closed with very little coming out of the glass other than, perhaps, a little milk chocolate. Very silky texture in the mouth, full flavoured with mandarins showing very strongly through all the flavour profiles that come on show - and with surprising tannins still holding the wine together nicely. Sweet and sticky "Roses Lemon and Lime" marmalade for the long aftertaste. Very impressive. 92/100. Tasted 27/11/08.
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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