Croft 2004 LBV: Tasting Notes

This page provides an overview of my notes on the Croft 2004 LBV. Apologies if the notes are brief (or non-existent); they are mainly recorded for my benefit with public distribution being a secondary priority!

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The Notes

Tasting 1

Notes: Fine. Little orange.

Tasted at: Unfiltered

No rating.

Tasting 2

No notes recorded.

Date: 23rd April 2015

Rated*: P

Tasting 3

Notes: Possibly the last of this batch of unfiltered Ports, bottled in 2009. Still fairly dark in the middle but fading to red round the edge. Quite a lot of quite assertive alcohol on the nose. In the mouth, quite astringent, some sweetness but little fruit. Few tannins but some acidity. Whilst unfiltered, I am not sure how well this has aged.

Tasted at: Great Yarmouth Premier Inn (!)

Date: 7th October 2019

Rated*: P

* A Note on Ratings

My rating system attempts to answer the question “is this a good Port?” one of three ways: N—No; P—Possibly; or C—Certainly. Ports generally are weighted slightly by their category. Therefore, a Ruby Port might receive a C rating for Certainly good which it might not were it to be a Vintage Port. I sometimes modify my rating with a plus or minus indicating that the Port is better or worse than might be expected for this category.


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