1960 Croft

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Alex Bridgeman
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1960 Croft

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Croft 1960, decanted 30 minutes; available at Dick's Bar at the Yeatman by the glass for EUR 40. Drunk with Tony Carter. Dark amber colour, 60% opaque. Initially smelling spirity, over the course of 30 minutes this developed a nose of orange syrup and cloves. Sweet and very tertiary on the palate, bitter orange oil dominates the palate. Drying out but still powerful. Hot menthol aftertaste, warm orange and bitter citrus oil finish. Sweet toffee tones appear late. Tasty, but other bottles of 1960 are better. 86/100. Tasted 07-Feb-22. Decanted ½ hour.
Top Ports in 2021: Niepoort Garrafeira 1931; Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Cockburn 1969 Single Harvest Tawny

Top Port in 2022 so far: the most stunning bottle of Quinta do Noval Nacional 1931. I have never drunk such a wonderful bottle of Port.
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