Croft 1950 (750ML)
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The 1950 Croft was tasted blind and I must confess that I thought it much older, a Port from the 1920s perhaps. The bottle is unmarked and unlabeled, its identity only divulged by its branded capsule. It is light but not pale in colour, quite limpid in the glass. It has a heavenly bouquet with Morello cherries, rosewater, pressed rose petals and a hint of musk. The floral component becomes amplified with aeration, but there is always something mellow about the aromatics. That translates across to the palate that is rounded and supple. It is not a deep Port, no surprise since this is not a 1945 or 1948. Yet it is beautifully balanced with fine acidity, a sense of warmth evolving towards the finish with caressing texture and touches of clove and bay leaf towards the finish. Wonderful. Tasted blind at Four Walls wine.