1994 Croft

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1994 Croft

Post by AHB » 21:59 Wed 21 May 2014

Most evolved appearance of the three 1994 TFP ports shown at this tasting, more brick colour than the others. Gentle nose, quite muted showing just a little bruised apple and toffee. Satin texture but a hint of violets on the edge of the tongue. Gentle fruit on the palate, plentiful but with modest depth. This has a lovely freshness to the fruit that is missing from the Taylor or the Fonseca but without the depth and concentration that those show. Caramel on the sweet aftertaste and then a blackcurrant and bitter black chocolate finish that has good volume. 92/100. Drunk 14-May-14
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
2017 Ports of the year: Fonseca 1927 and Quinta do Noval 1927

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