1997 Croft Roeda

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jdaw1
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1997 Croft Roeda

Post by jdaw1 » 08:28 Fri 07 May 2010

Port from General Election years, in The Crusting Pipe, on the occasion of the May 2010 general election.

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Re: 1997 Croft Roeda

Post by angeleyes » 16:12 Fri 07 May 2010

Very young, dark, classic herbal nose. Grippy, fruity and extremely moreish; this ought to show better at the next election!
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Re: 1997 Croft Roeda

Post by jdaw1 » 17:43 Fri 07 May 2010

angeleyes wrote:Very young, dark, classic herbal nose. Grippy, fruity and extremely moreish; this ought to show better at the next election!
Do you really think that an extra six months will make a substantial difference to this wine? I’m surprised: my expectation was that it needs at least four years before being drunk.

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Re: 1997 Croft Roeda

Post by angeleyes » 17:49 Fri 07 May 2010

jdaw1 wrote:
angeleyes wrote:Very young, dark, classic herbal nose. Grippy, fruity and extremely moreish; this ought to show better at the next election!
Do you really think that an extra six months will make a substantial difference to this wine? I’m surprised: my expectation was that it needs at least four years before being drunk.
:lol:
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Re: 1997 Croft Roeda

Post by AHB » 08:27 Sat 08 May 2010

Dark red, very young, opaque centre and deeply coloured rim. Loud blackcurrants all over the nose. Big, sweet and fruity in the mouth; so full of fruit that the peppery tannins are almost hidden. Sweet, deep blackcurrants on the aftertaste; long and lingering but not big in flavour. Soft and approachable, drinking very nicely now. 89/100.
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Re: 1997 Croft Roeda

Post by Chris Doty » 10:41 Mon 10 May 2010

Looked SO young. I guessed an 05, and was surprised to learn it was a 97. Nose reminded me of a Ringland Auzzie fruitbomb. Not bad, just not sure I would have guessed Port had I not known. Rich and full on the mid palate, but the attack and finish are both casper-esque. Will obviously improve, but there have been a bunch of young wines I have preferred to this (00, 03, 05, 07 Vesuvio, 03 Niepoort to name some). 87

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