2004 Croft LBV

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2004 Croft LBV

Post by AHB » 09:52 Thu 15 Mar 2012

Half bottle; bottled in 2009. Deep red, opaque. Bitter cherries dominate the nose. Sharp edge to the entry, medium bodied and strongly acidic. Tannins are dry and chalky but there is plenty of cherry fruit that gradually dominates the palate. Tasty cherry aftertaste, and a long finish dominated by a mix of fruit and gentle tannins. Drinking nicely and has plenty of time ahead of it. 86/100. 24 hour decant. 10 Mar 2012.
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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