1994 Croft

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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Cockburn 1851
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1994 Croft

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On Tuesday 16th November 2021 a horizontal of 1994s was held at the Boot & Flogger, initially arranged by JDAW, a responsibility subsequently borne by AHB.

Niepoort 1977
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Re: 1994 Croft

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Really very dark, almost entirely opaque.

Slightly rubbery nose.

On the palate cool blue fruit and then quite a hot finish.

I left it alone for a couple of hours and then came back to it, at which point it was pretty good.
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Dalva Golden White Colheita 1952
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Re: 1994 Croft

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75% opcaity, dark red, slightly cloudy. Nose very open, soft red jammy fruit. Rich and complex in the mouth, strawberries, quite soft.
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Re: 1994 Croft

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Bit of a funky nose. A lovely note of vanilla with the jammy red fruits.
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Re: 1994 Croft

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Deep red in colour with a narrow rim. Very distinctive nose of dense black fruit and sous bois; tight and not necessarily that pleasant. Dark cherry on the palate, smooth but with a dirty sous bois undertone. The tannins show gently in the primary palate, all combining to give a very big mouthful! Dried red cherry and chocolate aftertaste and finish. This is a big wine but the fruit is oddly dirty on the palate. One to revisit over time to review and follow. Despite the dirty tone to the fruit, this wine has a good density on the palate. 90/100. 16-Nov-21. Decanted 4 hours.
Top Ports in 2022: Quinta do Noval Nacional 1931. I have never drunk such a wonderful bottle of Port. I cried with joy.

2023: Fonseca 1966. There are not many better Ports, except a good bottle of Fonseca 1927. Wow!
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