1977 Croft

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jdaw1
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1977 Croft

Post by jdaw1 » 18:54 Tue 17 Jan 2012


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Re: 1977 Croft

Post by jdaw1 » 19:30 Tue 17 Jan 2012

Cr77: dark red, 70% opaque. Lots of tannin and structure. No fruit. The structure remains, but the fruit has gone. Lots of heat mid- to late-palate. Needs food.

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Re: 1977 Croft

Post by DRT » 19:49 Tue 17 Jan 2012

Vegetable nose. Vegetables of the worst possible kind - Brussells Sprouts!! {yuck-icon}

Good weight and texture, but I can't get past that horrid nose.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

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Re: 1977 Croft

Post by AHB » 22:33 Mon 23 Jan 2012

Mid red, 30% opaque. Dominated by over-boiled coffee on the nose. Really not attractive! Modest light body; sweet orange flavours; attractive palate with good balance. Lots of orange, slight hint of tannin. Slight soapy tone to the afteraste, then a long but overly sweet finish. An acceptable wine, but not one to seek out on this showing. 83/100.
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