1945 Croft

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1945 Croft

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Re: 1945 Croft

Post by AHB » 20:18 Mon 11 May 2015

Mature brick red, 60% opaque. Lovely nose of fresh spring days and sweet lilac perfume - delicious. Sweet and elegant entry with a lovely syrupy texture. Full and flavoursome, composed of rich mature fruit, perfumed with cedar wood and cinnamon. Lovely complexity. Some heat on the aftertaste, then a golden syrup and raisin finish. Wonderful finish, long and lingering with a whole range of flavours; a delight to enjoy the lingering finish. 98/100. Decanted 3 hours.
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Re: 1945 Croft

Post by jdaw1 » 21:36 Sun 07 Jun 2015

Cr45. Dark red, 50% opaque. Nose of dark sweet fruit. Palate soft and big. Slightly acrid. good mature Port, but not great.

Later, the acridity still showing.

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Re: 1945 Croft

Post by jdaw1 » 10:07 Mon 08 Jun 2015

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(THRA left his notes behind, and has given permission to JDAW for them to be posted. Because of the faintness of the pencil, the contrast has been digitally enhanced.)

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