Andy Velebil wrote:Sorry for the delay, was out of town for work the past couple weeks. Will get to something by the end of the month. Good topic as something from them are easy to find.
Roy Hersh wrote:I had the 1991 Croft Vintage Port last night. It never fails to wow me with its complexity and while quite youthful, it has a presence that depicts a VP with more age. Smooth, unctuous, multi-layered and a great slow sipper. IMO, one of the greatest Croft Ports. Ok, it is no 1945 ... but then again, how many Ports ever produced, are of that ilk?
Part of an eighties themed VP tasting in Aarhus Port Club with 10 VP's which were served semiblind.
Decanted for 11 hours
This just looks ridiculous in the glass. A wolf in sheep's clothes. To guess that this is in fact a 32 year old VP is pretty ludicrous and impossible. It looks like a 97' or even a 03'. Dark and lush and then the scent hits you in the face with load of primary fruit, mostly black current and some mint . Not a sniff of alcohol on the nose just this sensation of a young and delicious VP.
On the palate it is fine, refreshing with an outstanding balance already between sweetness and acidity. Then the complexity hits with spicy notes and it keeps rolling of the tounge. This is so delicious to drink right now, but there is no doubt in anyones mind that this will go the distance and become something even more special than it already is (98-99pts?). I will not touch any of min bottles for at least 10 years. Just hope and pray that I get to try it at a tasting while I wait and gather more.
Today the Graham's 1985 was a better glass, but in 10-20 years the roles will reverse.
Eric Menchen wrote:Given the theme, last night I opened a 2005 Taylor Quinta de Vargellas Vintage Port, 375ml. This bottle had clear plastic capsule underneath the foil one. While I've seen plenty of double capsuled bottles, I've not seen a Port bottle with a clear plastic capsule. I'll add a note after further tasting. Pretty good so far.
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