1963 Croft

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jdaw1
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1963 Croft

Post by jdaw1 » 18:53 Tue 17 Jan 2012


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Re: 1963 Croft

Post by jdaw1 » 19:10 Tue 17 Jan 2012

Cr63: red-brown, 50% opaque. To taste coffee bitterness (GC-like), heat, and very soft. SCP-DFF, who sat with us for a few minutes, correctly said ‟that’s really good”.

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Fonseca 1966
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Re: 1963 Croft

Post by DRT » 19:20 Tue 17 Jan 2012

Some volatility on the nose, bitterness in the mid-palate and heat in the finish. Not a typical bottle of Cr63 but it came round as the night wore on and was a fine glass of Port.

I can confirm that SCP-DFF's detailed assessment of this wine is 100% accurate.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

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Re: 1963 Croft

Post by AHB » 22:25 Mon 23 Jan 2012

Burnt orange in colour, 40% opaque. Slight touch of VA mixed in with a nose of over-ripe orange. Sweet but slightly hollow entry, generously thick texture; the flavour profile develops steadily to show strong, concentrated orange. A touch of heat on the aftertaste, then a long and concentrated finish of enormous duration of orange, rose-hip and a pithy bitterness. Put on lots of weight over the following 24 hours. 87/100. 11 hours decant.
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