1966 Croft

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1966 Croft

Post by jdaw1 » 03:41 Wed 16 Jan 2008

TN: Croft 1966

The Deeper Underground 1966 Horizontal, held at the Crusting Pipe, Covent Garden, London WC2E 8RD, on Monday 28 January 2008.

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Post by Simon Lisle » 21:15 Wed 16 Jan 2008

Bought from the same source as the Delaforce

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Post by DRT » 02:57 Sun 27 Jan 2008

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"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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Post by AHB » 22:29 Tue 29 Jan 2008

Orange rim, pale centre, looking quite elderly. A touch of VA on the nose with dried figs and fresh cut apples and suet. Very sweet entry , lots of spearmint and secondary flavours. A thick texture that gets thicker when held in the mouth. Weak aftertase. Pleasant, but not great. Drink up. 1/1 or 86/100. Decanted 3½ hours and drunk on 28/1/08.
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Post by DRT » 00:16 Wed 30 Jan 2008

I remember commenting that this didn't jump out at me as being a Croft. I can't remember why.

My TN says: "Browning. Smell of raw minced beef!! - Mid-weight - very smooth - mint - dry finish"

I rated this 11th out of 14. AHB had it at 12th.

Thanks to Simon Lisle for adding this to the line-up.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

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Post by Simon Lisle » 18:40 Thu 31 Jan 2008

This came in 7th subdued still good but overshadowed

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1966 Croft capsule

Post by jdaw1 » 03:26 Fri 08 Feb 2008

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1966 Croft cork

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