1997 Croft Roeda

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1997 Croft Roeda

Post by jdaw1 » 01:23 Tue 09 Aug 2011

Port from the Nineteen Nineties, Monday 8th August 2011, at The Steak Exchange, 2 Exchange Square, London EC2A 2EH.

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Re: 1997 Croft Roeda

Post by AHB » 15:18 Thu 11 Aug 2011

Deep red and opaque. Full on the nose, bringing fresh blackcurrants. Hollow entry, closed and unbalanced but showing late on the palate some attractive development with plenty of tannin and lots of spice and acidity. Harsh aftertaste, dry and acidic finish. Has considerable upside (to 89?) once it comes back into balance. Guessed to be Vargellas 1998. 83/100.
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