1960 Croft

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Cockburn 1900
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Re: 1960 Croft

Post by jdaw1 » 17:49 Tue 25 May 2010

Cr60: nose closed, with dark-fruit sweetness. Lots of heat tip of tongue lots. Full sweetness, rich, but the heat too much. Much better structured than the Fonseca, which I attributed to the better acidity.

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Re: 1960 Croft

Post by Chris Doty » 12:41 Mon 07 Jun 2010

THIS is port! Spirited, vervre, and decent fruit (from the family of Orange?). Lacks some intensity, but achieves an enjoyable harmony. 90pts, and my WOTN.

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Fonseca 1963
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Re: 1960 Croft

Post by AHB » 09:08 Sun 27 Jun 2010

Mid red colour, darkest of the flight (which included Fonseca, Taylor, Noval and Noval Nacional). Slightly hot on the nose, with dusty rapsberries showing. Full bodied, but very spicy with the remains of the tannins showing through the redcurrant. Nice layering and worth holding on the palate for some time. Gentle aftertaste, with a quick burst of heat followed by long finish of red licorice and slightly sour cherries. 87/100.
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
2017 Ports of the year: Fonseca 1927 and Quinta do Noval 1927

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Re: 1960 Croft

Post by DRT » 17:00 Thu 14 Oct 2010

Complex nose with a little spirit. Very smooth - chocolate - very long but quite medicinal and numbing. Later I noted "oranges".
"The first duty of Port is to be red"
Ernest H. Cockburn

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