2004 Croft LBV

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Alex Bridgeman
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2004 Croft LBV

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Croft 2004 LBV, bottled 2009 in half bottle. Purchased from Tesco Wokingham in December 2009 for £3.99.

Rich red, the colour of fresh cherry juice, 60% opaque. Pleasant, if muted, nose of sweet cherry compote. Lovely balanced entry, light cherry at first but with good backing acidity and slightly green, firm tannins. The fruit adequately balances the structure although the acidity leaves the fruit feeling a little bitter. Lots of acidity on the aftertaste, good black chocolate tannins give a firm grip while the black cherry fruit s fragrant and enjoyable. A light but punchy mature LBV, surprisingly benefitting from its 12 years of bottle age. 87/100. Drunk 27-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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