1966 Croft

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jdaw1
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1966 Croft

Post by jdaw1 » 14:47 Thu 27 Jun 2013

Eleven regulars gathered in a crowded Bung Hole to give Mr Doty a break from Wimbledon, in the form of a 1966 horizontal. It’s a hard life.

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Re: 1966 Croft

Post by jdaw1 » 09:40 Fri 28 Jun 2013

Cr66, decanted 7pm. Brick red, 30% opaque. Nose had raisins. To taste initially mid-minus weight, some heat, and a hint of bitterness. Given time it became very silky, lovely, and of mid-weight.

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Re: 1966 Croft

Post by djewesbury » 20:59 Sat 29 Jun 2013

This tasted massively not just of oranges, but of coarse cut orange marmalade. This dominated in the nose and in the mouth. Very nice, perhaps a port for breakfast.
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Re: 1966 Croft

Post by JohninNYC » 05:05 Thu 04 Jul 2013

Croft
Flavors and aromas of stewed rasp, white choc, fruit compote, brandied cherry, cinnamon
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Re: 1966 Croft

Post by AHB » 22:08 Tue 16 Jul 2013

(Very wet cork, soaked through when opened.) Burnt ochre in colour; 20% opaque. Rather hollow nose, a bit of mint and not much else. Sweet in the mouth, modest texture. Fairly simple and straightforward raisins and dates. Slightly sweey aftertaste of clover honey. Lingering honey finish of very firm length. 86/100.
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