1963 Croft

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1963 Croft

Post by jdaw1 » 16:07 Sun 03 Feb 2008

1963 Croft, part of a 1963 horizontal At my father’s in Sussex, on Saturday 2nd February 2008.

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Croft 1963

Post by jdaw1 » 17:09 Sun 03 Feb 2008

Mid-deep red, a most satisfactory colour. I took no note on the nose, but loved the mouthfeel: huge long sticky red sugar. A slightly junior Fonseca, almost. And I’m having another bottle next weekend: hurray!

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Post by AHB » 09:56 Mon 04 Feb 2008

4½ hours decanted. One of the deeper colours on the table out of the non-heavyweights, dark but with a transparent centre. A tiny hint of Eucalyptus over an attractive smell of over-ripe blackberries. Sweet in the midpalate and initially this sweetness is all that you can taste. Holding in the wine in your mouth allows the complexity to come through - and it was surprisingly good considering the lack of anything initially. Length is good and complex. This was another port that just kept improving in the glass. Spot on its drinking window at the moment. 6/5 or 93/100.
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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2nd Feb 2008: Croft 1963 bottle

Post by jdaw1 » 15:03 Tue 05 Feb 2008

The bottles of Croft 1963 and Offley Boa Vista 1963.
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2nd Feb 2008: Croft 1963 capsule

Post by jdaw1 » 15:15 Tue 05 Feb 2008

Croft 1963 capsule
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