2004 Croft LBV

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Alex Bridgeman
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2004 Croft LBV

Post by Alex Bridgeman » 18:30 Sun 20 Jun 2021

Croft 2004 LBV, bottled 2009; half bottle; one of the Tesco promotion sold in 2010 for £2.49 a half. Decanted off a decent amount of sludge. Cherry red in colour, opaque centre and a wide rim. Very little on the nose, a very faint violet perfume. Soft, perfumed black cherry on the palate. Tannins give a slight peppery bite to the palate. Lovely black cherry and black pepper aftertaste, long aniseed finish. Lovely round Port, even with no time in the decanter. 30 minutes later the Port had developed a lovely sourness to the cherry. 87/100. Drunk 20-Jan-21.
Top Ports in 2019: Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
Top Ports in 2020 (so far): Croft 1945 and Niepoort VV (1960s bottling)

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