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The February 2021 Auction: Part 4

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Auction Ends: 2/25/2021 6:00:00 PM PST

Lot #794. Croft Vintage Port 1977

Description: Consists of 1 Bottle, 0.75L
Region: Portugal, Douro, Porto.
Score: 92 JG.
"It has been a few years since I last tasted the ’77 Croft, but based on the last couple of bottles of this lovely wine that I tasted, this is clearly one of the fine sleepers of the vintage. Much like the beautiful 1963 Croft that I drank with great regularity in the 1980s and 1990s when it could be bought for an extremely reasonable tariff, the 1977 delivers outstanding bang for the buck. The bouquet is a forward and flashy blend of ripe plums, black cherries, chocolate, tobacco, violets and cedary wood. On the palate the wine is deep, fullish and succulent, with lovely mid-palate depth, moderate and well-integrated tannins, and excellent length and grip on the complex finish. I imagine the 1963 was drinking equally well at a similar age, and as delicious as the ’77 Croft is today, it clearly has the requisite structure to continue to evolve and improve with further bottle age. A lovely example of the vintage." John Gilman, View From the Cellar, Jan/Feb 2007, Issue #7
Provenance: The Brochet Cellar
Notes: Mold stained capsule, nicked, scuffed, lightly faded label.
Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $45

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