1927 Croft

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jdaw1
Cockburn 1900
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1927 Croft

Post by jdaw1 » 17:14 Sun 24 Dec 2017

Alex, Axel, Enrico, Julian, Phil, Tom, and two Wolfgangs met for luncheon on Wednesday 20th December 2017 at Otto’s Restaurant (182 Gray’s Inn Road WC1X 8EW).

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Re: 1927 Croft

Post by jdaw1 » 18:37 Sun 24 Dec 2017

Cr27: pink-red, 20% opaque. Nose of maraschino cherries. Palate slightly sour, red cherries, and, unusually, lemon. Smaller than the largest ’27s of the evening (T, F, Mz), but lovely.

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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Re: 1927 Croft

Post by AHB » 10:04 Fri 05 Jan 2018

Recorked by Tom Archer, upper shoulder fill. Light ochre-brown colour, looking pale and tired. Gentle nose, smelling slightly sour, reminding the nose of gentle sweet lemon oil, grown fat on Douro sunshine; hints of smoke mixed in with the lemon. Warm biscuit and masses of orange show on the palate. The orange grows and blossoms on the mid-palate; lots of orange oil, lots of caramelised orange reduction and great levels of acidity. The smokiness picked up on the nose shows pleasantly on the palate, but there is also a dryness to the core around which the fruit is wrapped. Heat shows on the aftertaste from the acidity, but this settles gently. A lovely orange before a dry and woody core and a lingering bruised orange. A lovely port, but not a great port. 88/100. 20-Dec-17. Decanted 2½ hours.
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Dow 1980
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Re: 1927 Croft

Post by PhilW » 14:12 Thu 11 Jan 2018

Slight toffee on noise; medium body on taste with toffee edge; still very enjoyable, though not as good as previously when this has been a superstar.
Rating: ex

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