2004 Croft LBV

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angeleyes
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2004 Croft LBV

Post by angeleyes » 17:49 Wed 28 Oct 2009

My first tasting note for y'all :D

Unfiltered. Bottled 2009. Half bottle.

Much better than the likes of a lot of filtered LBV (all but given up with LBV!), it has richer plumminess and better balance. The sweetness balances with the fruit nicely (Prunes and plums), with a good acidity in the background, the tannins providing a little grip. I think this might age nicely, and possibly a little faster as DRT suggested.

Not the most complex port in the world, but I liked it :wink:
Mark

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Re: 2004 Croft LBV

Post by AHB » 10:15 Mon 02 Nov 2009

Great first tasting note. The most important thing is that we know you liked it and that it's worth looking out for.

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Re: 2004 Croft LBV

Post by KillerB » 13:37 Tue 03 Nov 2009

I think that he ones that I've got are 2003, I would agree that they were simple but pleasant. I've left a few to age to see how they do in the future but will consider picking up the 2004s at the right price to continue the experiment.
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Re: 2004 Croft LBV

Post by angeleyes » 11:27 Fri 12 Feb 2010

Opened my third or fourth of these last night. Notes similar to October, but this one seems to be have prominent and fresh herb notes - aniseed and mint. There's the plumminess still. Good acidity and the tannins do grip a lot. Red tongue and teeth after a couple of glasses. Hmm, the bottles do seem to vary slightly - I recall the last one didn't have so much tannin. However I think this wine could do with some time, as it's heavy rather than elegant. Pity I only have one or two left :(
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