1970 Croft

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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jdaw1
Cockburn 1900
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1970 Croft

Post by jdaw1 » 22:31 Sun 11 Jun 2017

A multi-theme at The B&F on Wednesday 24th May 2017.
• Anything But Vintage IV (III, II, I).
• Blind.
• Optionally ‘For’ Somebody: some bottles were specified as being ‘For’ somebody, that somebody being expected to guess why.

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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Re: 1970 Croft

Post by AHB » 22:25 Sun 22 Oct 2017

Modest orange-red colour, 50% opaque. Fresh fruit on the nose, lively and quite young. Thick in texture, beautifully poised and elegant; intense on the palate with multiple latyers giving good complexity. A stunning palate delivers a lingering jelly bean aftertaste and a long finish. This is a stunning bottle of port. Served blind, was guessed to be Taylor 1970. 95/100.
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
2017 Ports of the year: Fonseca 1927 and Quinta do Noval 1927

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