1982 Croft

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AHB
Fonseca 1970
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Re: 1982 Croft

Post by AHB » 10:17 Wed 16 Mar 2011

Very pale in colour, a deep amber; perhaps only 10% opaque. Fresh and fragrant on the nose - like grass just after a rain shower. Smooth, empty and somewhat hollow entry; lots of sweet, sugary flavours and some woody bitterness. Little growth or development on the palate. Harsh aftertaste before some floral flavours come through on the finish. I considered this to be a weak wine; most others liked it far more than I did. Guessed to be Noval 1978. 78/100.
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JacobH
Taylor Quinta de Vargellas 1987
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Re: 1982 Croft

Post by JacobH » 11:41 Wed 16 Mar 2011

Very light. Pink in middle. Huge toffee and burnt sugar on nose. Same in mouth. Some acidity. Short after taste. Excellent otherwise.

I find these huge toffee-like aromas one of the most attractive things that can develop in a glass of Port, which probably explains my disagreement with AHB; those that have them (e.g. the Vargellas 1965, Crasto 1970 Colheita and Graham’s 1955) are some of my favourite Ports.
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Taylor Quinta de Vargellas 1987
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Re: 1982 Croft

Post by RAYC » 16:54 Thu 24 Mar 2011

decanted @1p.m.

very tawnified colour, sweet and moreish early/mid palate though does disappear a bit at the finish. Slipped down nicely and gone before i knew it - I could drink a lot of this.
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