1970 Croft

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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jdaw1
Taylor 1900
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1970 Croft

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JacobH
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Re: 1970 Croft

Post by JacobH » 12:03 Sun 25 Apr 2010

Beautiful: elegant and well balanced. One of those wines that is hard to describe because it was simply the archetype of good mature vintage port. Perhaps it might even improve with a little more time, just to take off the final touches of immaturity.
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Re: 1970 Croft

Post by jdaw1 » 10:20 Sun 02 May 2010

Cr70: the second-darkest port on the table. Hot, very sweet, redcurrant. Rounded full and lovely. Almost mature. Very fine.

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Re: 1970 Croft

Post by Chris Doty » 11:50 Thu 06 May 2010

My WOTN. I've learned in my tastings that a complete, round, resolved, and balanced port is fairly rare to my pallate. This had it all, and also showed signs it could continue to develop for 5+ years. Perhaps just a tad lacking in fruit and complexity, but in general I thought this was a very classy effort. Some heat throughout, but not harsh, just a bit forceful. 92 pts

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