1970 Croft Roeda

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1970 Croft Quinta da Roeda

Post by jdaw1 » 22:44 Tue 16 Oct 2012

Obvious suspects gathered in The Bung Hole, theoretically to quality-assure Tom’s new case of 1958 Delaforce, but really for good company and ports.

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Re: 1970 Croft Quinta da Roeda

Post by jdaw1 » 23:22 Tue 16 Oct 2012

CR70. Dark red, 70% opaque. Nose closed, with a hint of orange. Lighter than the full blend. Still, a similar lovely flavour. Very peppery. A hint shorter as well as lighter.

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Re: 1970 Croft Quinta da Roeda

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Re: 1970 Croft Quinta da Roeda

Post by AHB » 09:20 Tue 23 Oct 2012

Slightly darker than the Croft 1970 shown alongside; 50% opaque with a deep red core. Pronounced on the nose, deep and rich, smelling like a healthy compost heap. Flavourless entry, with gentle tannins supporting the texture and sweetness and flavours of golden treacle. Lovely long aftertaste, full of dry chocolate. This promises much from the nose, but does not deliver that promise on the palate. 85/100.
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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