1927 Croft

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jdaw1
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1927 Croft

Post by jdaw1 » 15:39 Wed 29 Oct 2014

On Wednesday 29th October 2014 some obvious suspects (JDAW, DRT, MPM, THRA, IDJ, BMHR, RLC) gathered to test the Board Room in Davy’s at Plantation Place (Mincing Lane EC3R 7BD, +44 20 7621 9878, streetmap.co.uk, maps.google.co.uk, bing.com).

Recalling that we held a small vertical of Croft at The Bung Hole on Monday 16th January 2012, originally for the purpose of testing the then-new location (planning and arrangements, review of the evening as a whole), this Croft theme was repeated.

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Re: 1927 Croft

Post by flash_uk » 19:53 Thu 30 Oct 2014

Decanted 10 minutes. 20% opacity, cloudy tan brown. Dirty nose, a bit dusty and slightly spirituous, but behind this some spice, cinnamon. Hot entry, a sugary mouthfeel but strangely not so sweet. Quite quick to a sharp finish on the palate. Superb long aftertaste of oranges.

30 minutes later, the nose had improved immeasurably - thick tangerine and toffee. And in the mouth now sweet and orangey with that long long aftertaste.

I liked this a lot. Very drinkable for me.

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Re: 1927 Croft

Post by jdaw1 » 20:20 Thu 30 Oct 2014

Cr27. Cloudy coral colour; nose very aged. At D+0 palate very acidic, with a hint of fruit — citrus perhaps — but acid dominating. Well, I can be bleary first thing in the morning. And it was improved by time, by D+30mins the early palate become much softer, but the acidity showing mid to late. There might have been cherries.

In the review thread
DRT wrote:The 27 was past its prime, slightly hazy and would probably have benefited from being drunk 30 years ago. It tried hard to improve in the glass but I didn't get the wow factor that some others seemed to detect, particularly on the nose, which was just wrong.
I concur.

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