1912 Croft

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jdaw1
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1912 Croft

Post by jdaw1 » 22:24 Fri 14 Dec 2012

On Thursday 13th December 2012 a subset of the obvious suspects gathered at the Bell, Wendens Ambo CB11 4JY, to taste some treasures.

Links: Previously at the Bell: 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008.

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Re: Unknown

Post by AHB » 22:01 Sun 16 Dec 2012

From an old bottle made of heavy glass, a bottle very similar in appearance to the Mitcheltomb Cockburn 1912 bottles. The cork was unbranded, but Tom Archer believes that this showed a distinct Croft signature when he was decanting it.

Burnt red in colour, with a pale orange rim and a firm centre; 50% opaque. Marzipan on the nose. A rich and unctuous presence on the palate, but which dries out and shows yet more marzipan. A short finish, full of sage and soaked sultanas. A touch dry, still alive but now elderly and frail. 87/100
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Re: Unknown

Post by jdaw1 » 00:21 Mon 11 Feb 2013

Cr12? Red, 50% opaque. Nose stinky. Taste rich and sweet, good length. But the same stink present.

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