1985 Croft

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DRT
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1985 Croft

Post by DRT » 22:31 Sat 13 Mar 2010

Served blind at this off-line at the Crusting Pipe, London, on 9th March 2010.

The ports: Wines marked "*" were purchase on the night at TCP due to a world record consumption of 1 bottle each in less than 2 hours, which included dinner :roll:
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Re: 1985 Croft

Post by DRT » 22:32 Sat 13 Mar 2010

[url=http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2443&p=33727#p33727]Here[/url] AHB wrote:Two bottles of Croft 1985 opened yesterday were full of VA. I took a sample bottle home and tried it again, 24 hours after opening. Still full of VA but underneath all that nail varnish is a tasty and powerful port. One to avoid if you don't like VA but a nice port if you don't mind VA (I'm in the latter camp).
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Re: 1985 Croft

Post by Chris Doty » 13:46 Sun 14 Mar 2010

Don't be absurd you jack@$$es, everyone knows there is absolutely NO VA problem with the 85 vintage!

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Re: 1985 Croft

Post by WS1 » 17:25 Sun 14 Mar 2010

Hmm, am now a bit puzzled; does this mean you liked the Croft 1985 bts we had? And you feel that they did not have VA? or is this just again a kind of humor Germans do not understand :lol:
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Re: 1985 Croft

Post by DRT » 19:46 Sun 14 Mar 2010

WS1 wrote:is this just again a kind of humor Germans do not understand :lol:
Correct. :wink:
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Re: 1985 Croft

Post by mosesbotbol » 20:00 Mon 15 Mar 2010

As soon as I saw "1985 Croft" I thought, "Wow, someone is brave."
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Re: 1985 Croft

Post by AHB » 01:43 Sun 21 Mar 2010

mosesbotbol wrote:As soon as I saw "1985 Croft" I thought, "Wow, someone is brave."
The Crusting Pipe were extremely understanding and accepted both bottles we bought as returns, so they cost us nothing (but neither were we able to drink anything but a tiny sample).
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