1970 Croft

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

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Re: 1970 Croft

Post by AHB » 00:04 Sun 08 May 2011

Deep orange colour, 80% opaque. Mild on the nose, slightly spicy and with good levels of dried fruit; highly perfumed. Sweet fruit dominates the medium bodied entry. Dry on the palate, tannins are dry but gentle. Very spicy, structured and sweet. Hot burn on the afteraste, followed by a long finish that is sweet and sticky. (Vintages guessed to be 70, 70, 70, 66; shipper guessed to be Taylor, Graham, Croft and Warre.) 86/100. Drunk after 13 hours double decanting.
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Re: 1970 Croft

Post by JacobH » 16:49 Wed 11 May 2011

Reddish but fading. Some sweet fruits on the nose. Good candy sweetness in the mouth. Rounded cherry-drop sweetness. Lovely, long aftertaste.
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