1970 Croft

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Alex Bridgeman
Constantino 1927
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1970 Croft

Post by Alex Bridgeman » 00:24 Fri 16 Jul 2010

En magnum. Solid red colour, but lighter than the Noval shown alongside. Slightly flat on the nose, what shows is floral and slightly orangey. Slightly woody impact that disappeared with more time in the glass and some very noticeable rose perfume flavours. Bubble gum aftertaste, sweet and a
little unbalanced but this opens into a long and balanced finish. Overall this wine lacks a little balance on the palate and has a strangely soapy tone to the fruit and has a lack of acidity to be a great port. 90/100. Drunk after 24 hours decanting.
Top Ports in 2019: Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
Top Ports in 2020 (so far): Croft 1945 and Niepoort VV (1960s bottling)

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Chris Doty
Graham’s Malvedos 1996
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Re: 1970 Croft

Post by Chris Doty » 14:53 Wed 04 Aug 2010

(from a magnum) Again, curiously, hard for me to get much on the nose. A summer tasting issue? Less rich than the Dow or the Noval, but this had some pleasant things going for it. A little nutmeg/gingerbread/x-mas component throughout. Not bad at all, but a little thinner than I'd like in my ports. 87 points

After it was revealed that this was the croft, suddenly it became possible only to smell orange fruits.

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