1963 Croft

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1963 Croft

Post by jdaw1 » 13:56 Sun 06 Oct 2013

We gathered in the Bung Hole on Wednesday 2nd October 2013, mostly because AHB was in town.

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Re: 1963 Croft

Post by jdaw1 » 14:12 Sun 06 Oct 2013

Cr63, decanted 3pm. Red-orange, 30% opaque. Slightly acidity. Rather light, and lots of heat in the palate. Red fruit, but only subservient to the heat.

Nice port, but drink up. The fruit is fading leaving mostly alcohol. Others liked it more than I did.

There’s no shame in making good port that needs drinking within half a century of the harvest.

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Re: 1963 Croft

Post by jdaw1 » 14:57 Sun 06 Oct 2013

Four samples bottles were sent to Derbyshire.
[url=http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=61721#p61721]Here[/url] DRT wrote:My notes of the four samples:

Bottle marked "G63" [JDAW note: handwriting problem, it being Cr63]:
Evolved brownish red colour, 50% opaque. Strawberry on the nose. Lovely thick texture - fully mature with a nutty character. Delicious sweetness in the finish which is very long but hot. I would guess this to be a port from the 1960s, perhaps Taylor.

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Re: 1963 Croft

Post by TLW » 05:59 Thu 10 Oct 2013

My WOTN. For some reason I have no notes on this. I recall it being full of fruit, rich, drinking very well. The richness made me think an older Taylor.

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Re: 1963 Croft

Post by AHB » 23:13 Tue 05 Nov 2013

Mature appearance, 20% opaque. Fragrant nose, inviting and attractive with plenty of fruit and a touch of menthol. Sweet and abalanced on the palate, full of fruit and honey on the tongue but with an interesting bitterness at the back of the throat. Nice development on the palate. Comes with a lovely big aftertaste and a wonderful fruity length full of Werthers Originals. Served blind this was guessed to be Sandeman 1970. 89/100. Drunk 02-Oct-13. Decanted 5½ hours.
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