NV Croft 20YO Tawny (bottled 1978)

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NV Croft 20YO Tawny (bottled 1978)

Post by jdaw1 » 21:44 Wed 13 Feb 2013

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Re: 20Y Croft tawny, bot 1978

Post by jdaw1 » 22:45 Wed 13 Feb 2013

Cr 20Y tawny. ‟Diarrhoea colour, horrible”, I wrote, though less well spelt. Nose had sweetness. Taste was overwhelmed by acidity, and there was nothing to add to RLC’s ‟Shot to pieces”.

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Re: 20Y Croft tawny, bot 1978

Post by AHB » 08:08 Sun 14 Apr 2013

Described on the label as "Port of Great Age"; a wood aged port with a surprising amount of sediment in the bottle. Cloudy, mid-brown in colour. Gentle toffee and lime juice on the nose, slightly dirty. Dry and slightly harsh entry, with lots of acidity on the palate - but this is followed by a very pleasant sweet yellow gooseberry. The aftertaste is lovely and the finish very tasty. This was bottle number 12252. 86/100.
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