2004 Croft LBV

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2004 Croft LBV

Post by AHB » 09:14 Wed 10 Apr 2013

Half bottle; bottled in 2009. Deep red, opaque. Pleasant and attractive on the nose, full of sour cherry and a touch of tobacco. Nice balance on the palate, a touch light but with a good mix of fruit, soft acidity and surprising tannins. Mouthfilling. A bit of heat on the aftertaste, but this is followed by a big and satisfying finish, full of dry cocoa tannins and bitter black cherry fruit. Very pleasant. 87/100. Drunk 05-Feb-13. Decanted 48 hours.
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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