1950 Croft

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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jdaw1
Cockburn 1851
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1950 Croft

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flash_uk
Graham’s 1977
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30% opacity, mature red-orange. Soft chewy entry, then gentle heat and dryness. Candied seville oranges. This bottle punched above its expected weight! 1 point.
winesecretary
Fonseca 1980
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Not a great deal happening here for me, in one sense, but also still very nice. Pleasant old wine drinking.
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Alex Bridgeman
Fonseca 1966
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Deep mature brick-red colour, 50% opaque. Smoky toned fruit on the nose, like burnt rhubarb juice over stewed, forced rhubarb. A lovely texture, smooth, bringing a wonderful agglomeration of star anise and Amalfi lemon. A huge Amalfi lemon oil aftertaste and a sticky chocolate orange finish. A very impressive wine for the vintage. 90/100.
Top Ports in 2023: Taylor 1896 Colheita, b. 2021. A perfect Port.

2024: Niepoort 1900 Colheita, b.1971. A near perfect Port.
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