2000 Croft

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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jdaw1
Cockburn 1900
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2000 Croft

Post by jdaw1 » 18:55 Tue 17 Jan 2012


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Re: 2000 Croft

Post by jdaw1 » 19:41 Tue 17 Jan 2012

Cr00: dark dark red, 90% opaque. I noted only that it tasted very young.

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Fonseca 1966
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Re: 2000 Croft

Post by DRT » 19:55 Tue 17 Jan 2012

Spirity nose - lots of tannin and dark fruits - starting to open up. Nice, but not a big 2000 VP.
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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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Re: 2000 Croft

Post by AHB » 22:37 Mon 23 Jan 2012

Deep red, solid magenta with an opaque centre. Rather closed on the nose, slight fresh and sour blackcurrant. Sour impact, hugely acidic - too burning levels! Soft tannins, plenty of fruit but still way out of balance. Hot finish, burning acidity that finally settles to allow a long finish through. This is well into its closed phase - where will it go? Not fair to rate it on this showing.
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
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