1970 Quinta do Crasto Colheita

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AHB
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1970 Crasto colheita port

Post by AHB » 23:47 Sat 16 Jan 2010

Golden brown colour, slight green rim. Typical stewed fruit nose of a colheita. Sweet and thick in the mouth. A good wine, but not one which seems to have travelled well. NR. 17 Dec 2009.
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Re: 1970 Crasto colheita port

Post by Andy Velebil » 02:49 Fri 22 Jan 2010

Too bad about this one as it's one of my favorite Colheita's. What was off about it?

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Re: 1970 Crasto colheita port

Post by AHB » 21:24 Fri 22 Jan 2010

It just wasn't as well balanced as times I've had it before. My guess is just a bit of travel shock or perhaps an imperfect bottle.
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Re: 1970 Crasto colheita port

Post by Andy Velebil » 02:54 Sat 23 Jan 2010

Gotcha, what a shame.

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Re: 1970 Crasto colheita port

Post by jdaw1 » 21:24 Sat 27 Feb 2010

Mucky orange, cloudy, rusty brown. Sometimes in life the eye is treated to a ‘joy to behold’. Not this time.

Nose of sweet raisin. Tasting of simple sugar and lots of acid.

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