1977 Croft

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g-man
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1977 Croft Vintage Port

Post by g-man » 19:00 Thu 28 May 2009

T+0 A uniform reddish brown. Lots of fine sediment floating around ... Should have stood it up longer then a day.

Perfumey loads of baked cinnamon and orange zest (this is the 4th bottle of c77 that had orange zest) with a medium amount of spirits.

Oh man what a stunner, candied orange peels with cardamon infused stewed fruits. A hot finish still that hits the nasopharynx with anise and sweet liquor.

It could be that I haven't had a real drink in over a month, but this was something.

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Re: 1977 Croft Vintage Port

Post by JacobH » 22:35 Thu 28 May 2009

Glad you had better luck with this wine than we did in London!
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Re: 1977 Croft Vintage Port

Post by SushiNorth » 18:41 Tue 02 Jun 2009

My #1 of the night. And happily I just acquired two bottles of it!

Nose of light fruits, strawberry, and cranberry (as julian ID'd). There's Licorice, chocolate, cranberries and (yes sean) cherry in the mouth. It's smooth, there's some citrus (jeff says orange, julian has some prewar/postwar formula). Overall, 93.
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Re: 1977 Croft Vintage Port

Post by DRT » 01:52 Wed 03 Jun 2009

SushiNorth wrote:julian has some prewar/postwar formula
Which war?
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Re: 1977 Croft Vintage Port

Post by AHB » 22:57 Thu 04 Jun 2009

DRT wrote:
SushiNorth wrote:julian has some prewar/postwar formula
Which war?
Presumably the Crimean War knowing Julian's preference for mature vintages.
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Re: 1977 Croft Vintage Port

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Re: 1977 Croft Vintage Port

Post by jdaw1 » 16:36 Sat 13 Jun 2009

Croft: translucent brick red/brown. Nose of cranberries. Unctuous good mouthfeel in the same way but not to the same extent as the Ferreira. Acidic, and a taste reminiscent of marmalade.
SushiNorth wrote:julian has some prewar/postwar formula
Pre-WW2 Croft tastes of mandarins; post-WW2 Croft of orange marmalade.

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