1963 Croft

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jdaw1
Taylor 1900
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1963 Croft

Post by jdaw1 » 14:07 Fri 05 Feb 2016

JDAW’s other brother-in-law wanted to attend a tasting, so an emergency was declared, and held on Monday 8th February 2016 at the Boot & Flogger.
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Re: 1963 Croft

Post by flash_uk » 12:34 Mon 15 Feb 2016

25% opacity, brown-orange. Nice mouthfeel, heat and acidity late on the palate. Good structure for a '63. Oranges in the mouth. Later on this port improved a little further.

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Fonseca 1970
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Re: 1963 Croft

Post by AHB » 16:00 Sat 27 Feb 2016

Deep red and mature appearance, 40% opaque. Spiced and lively on the nose, full of sweet rose petals and red cherries; attractive but less developed than the Butler Nephew 1960 shown alongside this port. Harsher on the palate than the Butler Nephew 1960; hot and hinting of sweet fruit - redcurrants and cranberries - and with a growing dose of sherbet lemon acidity. The sherbet lemons dominate the aftertaste and lead to a rather odd, saccharine infused raspberry flavoured finish of good length. 88/100. Drunk 08-Feb-16. Decanted 1 hour.
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Re: 1963 Croft

Post by Doggett » 14:18 Wed 09 Mar 2016

Cr63 A lovely mature port. Maybe fading slightly, but still very red in colour. A slight tawnying to the taste, but with good balance and welcome heat and spice on a long finish.
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Re: 1963 Croft

Post by jdaw1 » 10:47 Thu 21 Apr 2016

Cr63. Red, 40% opaque. Palate of red cherries and raspberries. Soft, very rich for age. Later the raspberries had become more prominent.

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