Croft Vintage Port 1966

The two bottles as they looked straight from the cellar.

Cleaned from dust.

First bottle in the decanter.

A rather large amount of residue at the bottom of the bottle.

A beauty as the wine sits there in the decanter.

Swirling the wine around before the first taste.


The cork was moist almost all the way through, fell completely apart when opened.

Colour is light red with brown notes to it.

Spiced dried fruits in the aroma with a slightly dominant alcohol.

Soft taste, low tannin, warmth spreads, long after taste of dried fruit.

I let it decant for  2 hours before it was returned to the bottle for serving later at a family dinner.

8 hours after decanting

Alcohol is less dominant in the aroma and the taste have come more together. There is a good and delicious play between tannin, warmth and the sweet fruit.

2 days after decanting

Velvet soft drinking experience as tannin goes smooth hand in hand with a spiced flavour of dried fruits and in the after taste I feel the taste of eating red grapes or the faint smell of a old oak cask.

This 48 year old wine really develops through the 48 hours I had it opened. A few good evenings with a few glasses at day one and two after decanting was really a pleasure.

Overall rating 93 / 100


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