1991 Croft

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Cockburn 1900
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1991 Croft

Post by jdaw1 » 08:21 Mon 19 Sep 2011

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Re: 1991 Croft

Post by PhilW » 11:53 Sat 24 Sep 2011

Horrible smell - blackberries smelling more like rotting cabbages. Taste similar. Others liked(?) and felt was potential future stunner; my worst of the night for current drinking (to the extent I gave my glass away). Bad.

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Re: 1991 Croft

Post by dalilacene » 18:43 Sun 25 Sep 2011

ruby red with dark centre.
to begin many blackberries.
big tannins,concentrated,pulpy,to many acidity.
no balance,long finish.
+12h cherries,blackberries,and little dark chocolade.
so young.
+24h nose better and better,blackberries,blackcurrants,licorice,no balance,big tannins and more alcoholic.long alcoholic finish.
simply too young.
Ps;sorry for bad english
color here;http://www.winelegends.net/43001.html

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Fonseca 1963
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Re: 1991 Croft

Post by AHB » 16:27 Mon 26 Sep 2011

90% opaque; deep red in colour, solid rim. Blackcurrants on the nose, subdued but distinct. Restrained entry, dry tannins showing strongly, subdued mid-palate fruit. Big and mouthfilling presence. Hot aftertaste, preceding a big dry-blackcurrant finish of good length. Restrained - perhaps a little closed - but with lots of potential. 90/100.
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Fonseca 1966
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Re: 1991 Croft

Post by DRT » 17:47 Mon 26 Sep 2011

Very dark. Dull nose. Big in the mouth with quite sharp citrus flavours in the entry. A tannic monster that is still asleep.

This was the "biggest" wine on the table by quite a stretch.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"
Ernest H. Cockburn

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