2004 Croft LBV

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djewesbury
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2004 Croft LBV

Post by djewesbury » 23:02 Fri 27 Feb 2015

The last bottle in Northern Ireland apparently (I think I tried 7 branches of Tesco (possessive avoided for the sake of the anal retentives)).

Great big fruit nose, violets and very ripe plums, cinnamon sticks, marzipan, fruit cake.

Lovely entry, very silky, some sourness as of kirsch cherries or those plums the Austrians make tarts with. Then a great surge of acid, and some powdery tannins, and a long finish of the acid and black fruits, blackberries, very ripe, very lovely. Really wonderful.
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Re: 2004 Croft LBV

Post by flash_uk » 23:08 Fri 27 Feb 2015

Tried my local Tesco. None available. :(

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Re: 2004 Croft LBV

Post by djewesbury » 23:12 Fri 27 Feb 2015

I would add that I find blackberries very rarely in port and when I do I really enjoy the taste, because to me it's a very delicate black fruit flavour that too often gets drowned by coarser stewed notes. Blackberries have a lift of acid that you taste in the back of the nose, the very top of the palate. This is not an average LBV.
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