1927 Croft

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AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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1927 Croft

Post by AHB » 20:59 Wed 04 Oct 2017

A mid-shoulder bottle with the cork showing signs of weevil damage. Orange sienna colour, 40% opaque. Strongly oxidised on the nose showing lots of antiseptic and rosemary. Neutral entry showing no fruit, but a touch of jelly but so oxidised that it tasted like a quinado. So dry on the palate with no fruit, just pine sawdust and quinine. The dry quinine flavour cust through the aftertaste and dominates the long, bitter quinine finish. Not a good bottle at all. There was some discussion as to whether the flavour was as a result of exposure to air or was a taint due to the weevil infestation. NR. Decanted 3½ hours. Drunk 28 September 2017.
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