Sunday, 27 December 2015

2011 Croft Vintage Port

You need some Port to sip on over the holidays. I opened this two days ago and have drunk about half of it by now.

2011 Croft Vintage Port
The nose is bottomless deep and very tight and concentrated with stunning notes of figs, dark chocolate, mashed nuts, sweet violets, dark ginger, melted asphalt and flowers. A very fine perfumed note. It evolves nicely over the two days I have tasted it and becomes denser yet fabolous sweet. This has a long future ahead ot it. Great wine.
The taste is just brilliant with a lovely concentration and notes of raspberry truffles, dades, warm gravel, pan fried nuts and liquorice. The finish goes on and on and on. There is lots of young, perky tannins but they are hardly noticable behind the wall of sweet fruit. A gorgeous mouth feel. Just wonderful. Will probably drink beautifully for the next 50 years...
95p   (tasted 2015/12)

Another stunning 2011, here are notes on Taylor & Fonseca. The 2011 seems to be all that is has raved up to be. Too bad I will be 100 years old (and probably dead...) when they will become mature...

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