1970 Croft

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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jdaw1
Taylor 1900
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1970 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: 1970 Croft

Post by flash_uk » 20:09 Thu 30 Oct 2014

Decanted 3 hours. 30% opacity, warm red-brown. Menthol and tobacco on the nose, which was fresh and clean. Wonderful smooth entry, tongue tingling, syrupy and chewy. Red fruit & orange, long, long aftertaste. Superb port. It took a while for this to wake up in the glass. My WOTN before I deducted a point and donated it to the 27. I should have deducted a half point for the 27.

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Re: 1970 Croft

Post by jdaw1 » 20:33 Thu 30 Oct 2014

Cr70. Red, slightly dark, 50% opaque. Nose slightly closed, with red cherry. Palate big, lots of red cherries, and soft. Delicious mature Port.

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