1963 Croft

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Cockburn 1900
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1963 Croft

Post by jdaw1 » 13:25 Tue 17 Feb 2015

On Monday 9th February 2015, in the Green Room at the Boot & Flogger, we tasted Port with a theme of ‘Seventies’.

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Re: 1963 Croft

Post by jdaw1 » 15:56 Fri 20 Feb 2015

Cr63 (‘$’). Mid-red, 30% opaque. Palate of lovely red fruit, mostly raspberry. Mature. Slightly hot. Lovely mature port.

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Re: 1963 Croft

Post by AHB » 23:05 Thu 26 Feb 2015

Mature appearance, modest colour; 50% opaque. Slightly earthy on the nose, with some redcurrant and cranberry. Not particularly attractive but perhaps suffering from having been opened only a short time before being consumed. Smooth but light on the palate, fragrant and elegant. Air adds to the delicacy and fragrance of the port. Hot aftertaste, but brings a lingering and fragrant cranberry finish. Good length. Served blind that was guessed to be Warre 1970. 91/100. Decanted 45 minutes.
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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