1955 Croft

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AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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1955 Croft

Post by AHB » 21:00 Wed 04 Oct 2017

Mature, brick red colour wih a pale rim, 30% opaque. Gentle sous bois nose, with soft wild strawberry. Lovely entry, slightly woody but with sweet fruits of the forest adding a pleasant complexity. Balanced and well structured but starting to dry out. A nice profile on the aftertaste with nutty dried fruit that leads to a delicious big finish, long lasting and with a chewy texture. Overall this is a port which is starting to dry out but which is very drinkable. Served blind this was guessed to be Quinta do Noval 1958. (The bottle was mid-shoulder fill.). 88/100. Decanted 5 hours. Drunk 28 September 2017.
Top Port in 2017 (so far): Graham Stone Terraces 2015 and Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
2016 Port of the year: Cockburn 1908

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