2004 Croft LBV

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2004 Croft LBV

Post by AHB » 14:56 Fri 15 Mar 2019

One of the Tesco half bottles; bottled 2009. Decanted off a surprising amount of sediment. Deep red in colour, looking to be in early maturity; opaque. Almost nothing on the nose, but it has just come out of the cellar. Modest fruit on the palate on entry, but the fruit builds up nicely. Green tannins grip firmly within the palate, supporting the slightly sour stewed fruit. Tannins and cranberries on the aftertaste and a red cherry led finish. 84/100. 14-Mar-19. Decanted 30 minutes.
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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