1970 Croft

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jdaw1
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1970 Croft

Post by jdaw1 » 18:54 Tue 17 Jan 2012


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Re: 1970 Croft (magnum)

Post by jdaw1 » 19:16 Tue 17 Jan 2012

Cr70: red, 65% opaque. As with its older siblings, a lovely colour. To start soft soft, then much larger mid-palate with some heat. Long and lovely. A touch lighter than the Cr66, perhaps because not so unctuous. Very fine port, and joy doubled a magnum of very fine port.

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Re: 1970 Croft (magnum)

Post by DRT » 19:30 Tue 17 Jan 2012

Smells of rubber - it reminded me of the smell of a new bicycle tyre. Great colour, thick and delicious with lots of tannin and a long life ahead. Very good port.
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Re: 1970 Croft (magnum)

Post by AHB » 22:30 Mon 23 Jan 2012

Magnum. Mature red; 45% opaque. Spicy redcurrant nose - is there a slight hint of cardboard? Elegance and balance on entry, with blood oranges dominating the flavour profile. A touch hollow on the aftertaste but a nice, mid-weight finish of modest length. There's something not quite right. 87/100. 6½ hours decant.
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