1970 Croft

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jdaw1
Taylor 1900
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1970 Croft

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Re: 1970 Croft

Post by PhilW » 11:56 Sat 24 Sep 2011

Medium colour and quite dry in the mouth; Not huge or long (at least compared with the other ports in this offline), but very nice. Slightly acid, but seemed as though it would pair superbly with soft blue cheese (and I will buy a bottle to do exactly that). Very good.

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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Re: 1970 Croft

Post by AHB » 16:25 Mon 26 Sep 2011

35% opaque; pale red in colour and starting to brick. Subdued on the nose, slightly medicinal and harsh. Lovely balance on the entry, showing sweet fruit and good balancing acidity but there is an unexpected harshness to the aftertaste and a hollow finish with a soapy tone. Not showing well. 83/100.
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Re: 1970 Croft

Post by DRT » 17:42 Mon 26 Sep 2011

A brief note: Strange nose - Petrol? - powdery dry mid palate.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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