1980 Croft Roeda

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1980 Croft Quinta da Roeda

Post by jdaw1 » 18:54 Tue 17 Jan 2012

The Bunghole hosted us a second time within a week, this time for vertical of Croft, in the presence of Amanda of Mentzendorff. Links:

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Re: 1980 Croft Quinta da Roeda

Post by jdaw1 » 19:38 Tue 17 Jan 2012

CR80: red, 50% opaque. Initially unpleasantly cloying, but it softened with air. Alas I didn’t take a proper note of it in its better state.

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Re: 1980 Croft Quinta da Roeda

Post by DRT » 19:51 Tue 17 Jan 2012

Candy nose - very light colour and a very sweet, sugary entry, then bitter in the finish. I didn't like this.
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Re: 1980 Croft Quinta da Roeda

Post by AHB » 22:34 Mon 23 Jan 2012

Light and modest red colour; 20% opaque. Unattractive nose, too vegetal and rotting compost. Alcoholic; very poor. Very sweet entry, little on the initial impact but very tasty mid-palate. Medium bodied. Hot aftertaste, burn on the back of the throat followed by a short, light aftertaste. 80/100.
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