1970 Croft

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jdaw1
Taylor 1900
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1970 Croft

Post by jdaw1 » 12:22 Tue 28 Jul 2015

Monday 27th July 2015, at The Boot & Flogger, Bring a bottle to share.

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Re: 1970 Croft

Post by jdaw1 » 13:38 Tue 28 Jul 2015

Cr70. Bright red, 50% opaque. Big, full, soft. Dry. Very lovely. Big weight, full bodied, but dry. An early candidate for WOTN, but sharing my top votes with the F77 and T66.

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Re: 1970 Croft

Post by flash_uk » 14:16 Tue 28 Jul 2015

35% opacity, warm red. Smooth, sugar, but dry. Well-balanced. Guessed to be W70.

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Fonseca 1970
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Re: 1970 Croft

Post by AHB » 21:00 Sun 09 Aug 2015

Showing a tone of red indicating early maturity, no youth but no bricking; 40% opaque. Nothing showing on the nose, amazingly empty - nothing but perhaps a little fresh cut grass. Restrained but fragrant on the palate, still surprisingly youthful compared to the colour with lots of tannins in the modest bodied palate. Lots of sweet loganberry fruit shows on the mid and late palate but overall the palate is still closed. Sweet and cloying on the aftertaste with the charcoal tannins dominating the finish. Good strawberry wine-gum length. This is a port which will reward more time in the cellar. Served blind this was guessed to be Graham 1970. 88/100.
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