1963 Croft

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AHB
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1963 Croft

Post by AHB » 22:59 Sat 24 Jan 2015

**sigh**

A bowl of freshly roasted salted almonds still hot from the oven and a half bottle of Croft '63. Life is good.
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Re: 1963 Croft

Post by djewesbury » 00:07 Sun 25 Jan 2015

That's a tasting note???
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Re: 1963 Croft

Post by LGTrotter » 00:35 Sun 25 Jan 2015

I liked it. Better than blah blah, oranges, blah long finish, blah spiritous, drink soon. I was told a story, I pictured a scene. I felt comforted that whatever affliction and disaster was in the world there is still a corner of Berkshire that is forever England.

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Re: 1963 Croft

Post by djewesbury » 00:41 Sun 25 Jan 2015

:lol:
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Re: 1963 Croft

Post by AHB » 01:04 Sun 25 Jan 2015

The blah blah tasting note has been written, just not posted. For now I am wallowing in the last few remaining mellifluous vestiges of this rose coloured nectar. Then it is off to meet the Sandman for me.
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Re: 1963 Croft

Post by mosesbotbol » 00:13 Mon 26 Jan 2015

At least in my region... 1963 Croft is most easy to find bottle of the vintage. They must've made a sh**load that vintage. Same for '70 Croft. I think also that Croft was a much more popular brand back then, compared to now.
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Re: 1963 Croft

Post by LGTrotter » 00:30 Mon 26 Jan 2015

mosesbotbol wrote:At least in my region... 1963 Croft is most easy to find bottle of the vintage. They must've made a sh**load that vintage. Same for '70 Croft. I think also that Croft was a much more popular brand back then, compared to now.
I see a few whole cases retail over here too at the moment, no halves though. The 1970 is one that you used to see everywhere but it is not quite so common these days. I'm very fond of Croft.

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Re: 1963 Croft

Post by RAYC » 23:48 Tue 27 Jan 2015

Back in 2007 / 2008, wasn't there a UK retailer who had something like 70+ cases of Croft 63 on its lists?!
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Re: 1963 Croft

Post by DRT » 00:14 Wed 28 Jan 2015

RAYC wrote:Back in 2007 / 2008, wasn't there a UK retailer who had something like 70+ cases of Croft 63 on its lists?!
Yes. I think it was Wylie Fine Wines.
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Re: 1963 Croft

Post by DRT » 00:14 Wed 28 Jan 2015

Or perhaps Wilkinson.
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Re: 1963 Croft

Post by Andy Velebil » 00:52 Wed 28 Jan 2015

mosesbotbol wrote:At least in my region... 1963 Croft is most easy to find bottle of the vintage. They must've made a sh**load that vintage. Same for '70 Croft. I think also that Croft was a much more popular brand back then, compared to now.
That's cause Croft was really good back then

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Re: 1963 Croft

Post by djewesbury » 10:12 Wed 28 Jan 2015

I'd buy more!
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Re: 1963 Croft

Post by AW77 » 13:41 Wed 28 Jan 2015

djewesbury wrote:I'd buy more!
With this attitude it's no wonder that you need more cellar space.:D
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Re: 1963 Croft

Post by djewesbury » 14:46 Wed 28 Jan 2015

Yes I know! :lol:
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