1977 Croft

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Axel P
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1977 Croft Vintage Port - TCA

Post by Axel P » 21:26 Wed 11 Mar 2009

Dekanted on Friday during my Croft tasting. Cloudy color with a good structure. Brownish. Strong nose, but TCA-spoiled.

I left it in the bottle and vacumised (I hope this word exists) it. After 5 days smooth, balanced and still strong with the TCA totally gone. The port itself was not fully strong anymore. Nice, definitely better without TCA. Toffee and malty notes.

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Alex Bridgeman
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Re: 1977 Croft Vintage Port - TCA

Post by Alex Bridgeman » 22:18 Wed 11 Mar 2009

Interesting, I'll try a Vacu-vin next time I encounter a TCA tainted bottle.
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