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    Sale 12233

    Fine and Rare Wines from The Avery Family Cellar

    20 October 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 357

    Croft 1963

    8 bottles per lot

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    Croft 1963
    English-bottled, Averys of Bristol. Embossed Averys capsules. Bin-soiled, damaged labels. Levels: seven base of neck, one top-shoulder
    Tasting note: Dozens of notes. First tasted in June 1965: lovely flavour, crystallised violets. Good throughout the 1970s and 1980s, though slight bottle and bottling variations. Three notes in the early to mid-1990s. Fairly consistently sweet and soft. A particularly agreeable bottle with bread and butter pudding at a Bacchus Society dinner at Brook’s; but then in 1995 a rather dusty, medicinal bottle, lean and drying out. Most recently, an Oporto-bottled magnum: medium-deep, suitably mature rim; classic flowery bouquet; almost Graham-like sweetness though lean and fading a little. Last noted dining with the Guises in Sherston, Jan 2002 *** M.B.
    8 bottles per lot


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