1982 Croft

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Cockburn 1900
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1982 Croft

Post by jdaw1 » 17:10 Sun 20 Jun 2010

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Chris Doty
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Re: 1982 Croft

Post by Chris Doty » 14:39 Tue 22 Jun 2010

Cloudy color. Quite watery/thin on the attack, but the finish is stunning -- firely, long, and persistent, salvaging what would otherwise be a rather poor effort. A bit of a one trick pony, but at least it is distinctive.

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Re: 1982 Croft

Post by uncle tom » 18:03 Tue 22 Jun 2010

It was a little murky, and I've had better results with this wine before, so I suspect a slightly off bottle.

Perfectly drinkable though.

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Re: 1982 Croft

Post by WS1 » 20:48 Tue 22 Jun 2010

The aftertaste was the best of this Port; otherwise it was fairly watery as Chris suggested. Still very pleasant to drink at the moment. Fairly pale colour and quite a thin nose.


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Re: 1982 Croft

Post by JacobH » 17:06 Wed 23 Jun 2010

Darkish but cloudy. Toffee on the nose. Slightly more muted in the mouth but still lots of caramel and treacle. Very attractive.
CHR wrote:Weakish nose. Long finish. Cloudy.

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Re: 1982 Croft

Post by AHB » 08:47 Sun 27 Jun 2010

Pale red colour, looking slightly tired. Some coffee beans on the nose. Sweet in the tongue, little fruit and an awkward structure, lacking balance. Slightly hollow on the aftertaste and finish, not much other than redcurrant jelly and lots of sweetness. 81/100. I have had this once before, with much better results.
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