1970 Croft

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jdaw1
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1970 Croft

Post by jdaw1 » 22:46 Mon 07 Oct 2013

With Andy Velebil visiting from California, it would have been rude not to. So we did, in The Bung Hole, on Tuesday 8th October 2013.

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Re: 1970 Croft

Post by jdaw1 » 11:24 Wed 09 Oct 2013

Cr70. Red, 40% opaque. RAYC rightly observed ‟boiled sweets, rhubarb custard”. A pleasant enough port, but failed to stand up to some of the other company.

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Re: 1970 Croft

Post by AHB » 23:33 Tue 05 Nov 2013

Medium red in colour; 60% opaque. Gentle nose, full of raspberry tea. Lovely fruit with elegance on the palate. Medium bodied with gentle woody tannins; a nice palate presence that is full of sweet raspberry. Green woody tannins show on the aftertaste before a long finish of raspberry and black tea. 89/100
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