NV Croft Pink Port

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Mark D
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NV Croft Pink Port

Post by Mark D » 18:53 Mon 17 May 2010

This is a new item for us. Quite some hoopla not long ago, we added it to see the response.

Color is light pink. Looks like Kool-aid. First sip, it is kool-aid! Gives off a cherry flavor that reminds me of cough syrup. While somewhat smooth, it doesn't feel like a port. Too light a pour. Aroma lacks depth too.

In all seriousness, this port is a gimmick. Add it to your soda or sprite over ice. We did and it turned out better. Think Shirley Temple.

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AHB
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Re: Croft Pink Port

Post by AHB » 10:46 Sun 27 Jun 2010

It's also nice when chilled and mixed with tonic instead of using white port.
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smisse
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Re: Croft Pink Port

Post by smisse » 09:01 Mon 28 Jun 2010

None of the pink port's should be compared with normal ports.
I personally find the Quevedo Pink Port much better. And yes, on a hot day I do like a glass of pink (same as I like a glass of white port or wine).

Glenn E.
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Re: Croft Pink Port

Post by Glenn E. » 18:49 Sun 04 Jul 2010

smisse wrote:None of the pink port's should be compared with normal ports.
I personally find the Quevedo Pink Port much better. And yes, on a hot day I do like a glass of pink (same as I like a glass of white port or wine).
Quevedo and Kopke Rose Ports are recognizable as Port to me, and so worthy additions to the trade. Sure, they taste different than any other Port, but at least to me they still have some key characteristics that make them recognizable.

Sadly I cannot say the same about the Croft Pink.
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