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Croft Vintage Port 2000

Estimated cost of this Croft Vintage Port 2000 bottle of 750 ml is 38 Euro.

Taste notes right after decanting

Dark red with brown notes in the colour

Has a heavy swing to it already, leaves heavy curtains on the sides of the glass

Deep dark fruit with a spiced side in the aroma. Well performing right after opening the bottle.

Warm alcohol, full bodied taste with a dark side to it, though on the weak side. Slight notes of dried fruits with short after taste.

Intermediate rating 88 /100

3 hours after decanting

The alcohol has become more dominant in the aroma and there is no change to the taste.

Intermediate rating 87 /100

7 hours after decanting

Enhanced on the sweet notes, much more open, alcohol is less warm. A specific raisin taste has come forward. 

Tannin’s are still well alive and gives a good play.

Intermediate rating 90 /100

22 hours after decanting

Red as blood.

Still some alcohol in the aroma but certainly with a much more spicy and mysterious darkness about it.

Still bite from the tannin, warmth from the alcohol and a good full bodied taste.

Clear taste of dried fruits in taste and after taste.

Overall rating 90 / 100

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