1966 Croft

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AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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1966 Croft vintage port

Post by AHB » 21:00 Mon 03 Oct 2011

Mid red in colour, bricking on the rim; 60% opaque. Mature nose, in the early stages of maturity. Concentrated and intense, perfumed nose - perhaps a little VA? If there is, there is not enough to detract from the nose. Thick texture in the mouth, huge impact of mature and concentrated fruit flavours with a lovely spicy acidity that is the perfect counterpoint for the fruit. Slightly hot on swallowing, but then a long and concentrated finish of spicy orange zest. Absolutely fabulous port - what all port would be if it was good enough. 94/100.
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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Taylor Quinta de Vargellas 1987
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Re: 1966 Croft vintage port

Post by RAYC » 22:56 Mon 03 Oct 2011

Pop and pour decant at TCP, English bottled

Simply fantastic - premier league - even on a 10-minute decant. Easily as pleasurable as the last bottles of F70 and G70 i have had. Significantly better than previous bottle tasted @TCP, suggesting some variation (but after 43 years in bottle, likely down to storage conditions). *****
Rob C.

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