NV Croft 430th Anniversary Blend

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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NV Croft 430th Anniversary Blend

Post by AHB » 15:34 Thu 18 Apr 2019

A lovely rich ruby red. Nosing of attractive bramble fruit with a bit of green leaf giving a twist to the sweet fruit. Nicely balanced on the palate with fresh but ripe fruit gently matched against soft tannins. A gentle perfume on the mid-palate emphasises the ripeness of the fruit, but with a freshness that is very pleasing. The aftertaste is a little hot, but the tannins bounce back with a milk chocolate grip on the cheeks before a blackberry and raspberry fruit settles over the chocolate. Good length finish. 88/100. 16-Apr-19.
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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