1960 Croft

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jdaw1
Cockburn 1900
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1960 Croft

Post by jdaw1 » 12:24 Thu 09 Jan 2014

Wednesday 8th January 2014, at The Bung Hole, because Ronnie Roots was visiting London.

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Re: 1960 Croft

Post by jdaw1 » 12:48 Thu 09 Jan 2014

Cr60 (‘WPS’), being Wolfgang’s ‘house port’. Decanted 4pm. Red to pink at edge, 50% opaque. Cherries on the nose. Red cherry fruit. Heat. Dryness late. Later in the evening marmalade appeared, and I wrote ‟slightly over-mature”. Grade-A port, and one of my three equal WOTNs. As we had been told that this was the bringer’s house port, and I knew that that was, I did not guess.

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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Re: 1960 Croft

Post by AHB » 08:55 Fri 10 Jan 2014

Mature red with a lovely core, 50% opaque. Wonderful nose, lively and attractive red cherry and redcurrant. Soft entry, gentle sweet fruit arrives slowly and with lovely layering and development. There is a strong acidic streak at the core of this port and soft tannins that supports the palate becoming quite lively. Very, very long and persistent finish with a lovely wood-dust edge to it. This will probably still improve with a little more cellar time. 89/100. Decanted 11 hours.
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Re: 1960 Croft

Post by WS1 » 23:59 Sun 12 Jan 2014

jdaw1 wrote:Cr60 (‘WPS’), being Wolfgang’s ‘house port’. Decanted 4pm. Red to pink at edge, 50% opaque. Cherries on the nose. Red cherry fruit. Heat. Dryness late. Later in the evening marmalade appeared, and I wrote ‟slightly over-mature”. Grade-A port, and one of my three equal WOTNs. As we had been told that this was the bringer’s house port, and I knew that that was, I did not guess.
Thanks for the flattering comments, but it sadly is sadly no longer my house port since my stash has been heavily decimated. :lol:

Very good port! Nice mature and still has legs!

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Re: 1960 Croft

Post by RonnieRoots » 11:54 Mon 13 Jan 2014

Attractive nose of plum, half dried cherries and dried violets, together with some dark chocolate. On the palate: sweet figs and cherries, plum and a slightly peppery finish. Long finish. Very pleasant and surprisingly good port. It does go flat with prolonged time in the glass however.

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Re: 1960 Croft

Post by djewesbury » 12:21 Mon 13 Jan 2014

RonnieRoots wrote:Attractive nose of plum, half dried cherries and dried violets, together with some dark chocolate. On the palate: sweet figs and cherries, plum and a slightly peppery finish. Long finish. Very pleasant and surprisingly good port. It does go flat with prolonged time in the glass however.
I'm trying to imagine the scenario where this would be in my glass for a prolonged time!
Nope. Not there yet.
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