1994 Croft

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1994 Croft

Post by AHB » 23:03 Sat 27 Jun 2015

This was the first vintage made by Taylor Fladgate Partnership. Brick red, cloudy and opaque. Gentle balanced fruit on the nose with a touch of sour cherry. Smooth entry, full of red cherries and with a twist of lime acidity. A nice mature molasses tone on the mid-palate, full of fruit and powerful acidity. Much of the tannins have dropped away - or perhaps are still hidden by the sweet fruit. Delicious aftertaste of baked fruit, fresh lime and burnt sugar bitterness on the very long finish. A great showing of a fine port. 92/100. May 2015.
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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