2009 Croft

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AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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2009 Croft vintage port

Post by AHB » 08:33 Tue 10 May 2011

Made from fruit sourced soley from Roeda. Blueberries and pink grapefruit on the fruit lifted nose. Silky entry, light bodied with restrained ripe fruit and large tannins. The balance of the wine on the palate is extremely good and the acidity levels seem to be slightly below those in the Taylor and Fonseca wines. Licorice dominates the aftertaste, which is the biggest aftertaste of the three ports, and is full of espresso, dark chocolate and concentrated sharp blackcurrant. Very different in style from Taylor or Fonseca and very tasty. Personally, I prefer this to the Fonseca. 91-93
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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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