1975 Croft

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DRT
Fonseca 1966
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1975 Croft

Post by DRT » 01:09 Wed 26 Aug 2009

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1970's night

Decanted: 26th August @ 00.45am and returned to original bottle.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"
Ernest H. Cockburn

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Re: DRT Bottle 1, 26th Aug 09

Post by AHB » 21:50 Mon 07 Sep 2009

Pale rose colour with a mature pink rim. Spicy and herbal nose, full of rosemary and damsons. Sweet damsons and white cherries on entry. The flavours are full of fruit but lack some complexity. Patience does allow some development to appear. Medium in weight. A hot burst of swallowing and then slowly a big aftertaste develops, huge and mouthfilling. A surprisingly big finish. 90/100. Drunk 26 August 2009.
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Re: 1975 Croft

Post by DRT » 22:22 Mon 07 Sep 2009

Done.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"
Ernest H. Cockburn

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Re: 1975 Croft

Post by jdaw1 » 17:52 Tue 09 Feb 2010

Heat preceded by unctuous sugar. Lovely rolling sugar.

I was very surprised when this was revealed to be a 1975.

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