2000 Croft

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g-man
Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
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2000 Croft

Post by g-man » 05:25 Fri 20 Nov 2009

Finding out I'm not getting a bonus this year always calls for opening of a VP at a restaurant irrespective of mark up. (though they had a grahams 77 for 600$ which I wasn't going to bite on).

Massive amount of fruit on the nose.
Spicy black pepper backed by a sweet cedar wood, blue berries and some lush cran berries on the bouquet.

Taste of lush cardamon sweet tart black cherries, crushed white peppers and a finish of freshly squeeze on the flesh with rind orange.

This was a fantastic specimen of what a croft should be.

93 pts.
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Re: 2000 Croft

Post by Glenn E. » 20:15 Fri 20 Nov 2009

Sorry to hear about the lack of bonus, but the VP sounds like it was great!
Glenn Elliott

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Re: 2000 Croft

Post by g-man » 01:44 Sat 21 Nov 2009

Glenn E. wrote:Sorry to hear about the lack of bonus, but the VP sounds like it was great!
even better that josha nd i found 9 bottles at 25$
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Re: 2000 Croft

Post by RonnieRoots » 09:36 Sat 21 Nov 2009

That's a great find. I was already very happy to find 1 bottle at 25 euro. :)
I think I tasted this port last about two years ago. Back then I was also very much surprised by how well it showed. I remember I wasn't impressed at all just after release, but it seems to be coming around nicely.

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Re: 2000 Croft

Post by DRT » 14:41 Sat 21 Nov 2009

I have two bottles of this at home and might pop one at an off-line sometime soon so that :tpf: ers can all taste how it is developing :wink:
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Re: 2000 Croft

Post by g-man » 02:30 Sun 22 Nov 2009

DRT wrote:I have two bottles of this at home and might pop one at an off-line sometime soon so that :tpf: ers can all taste how it is developing :wink:

its a solid port... day later and it's still kicking
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Re: 2000 Croft

Post by Portman » 19:26 Wed 25 Nov 2009

Thanks for sharing. I've been looking at this VP for awhile now because for some reason it can be found at excellent prices here in the US. I think I will get some after reading your note. Bill

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