Croft Tawny Port 10 year old
An ebullient style, with slightly warm cherry compote and fruitcake notes forming the core, picking up light sandalwood and hazelnut accents through the finish. The fruit is very engaging. Drink now. 1,800 cases made, 500 cases imported.
The NV 10 Year Old Tawny Port comes in at 110 grams per liter of residual sugar. It was bottled in 2014 with a bar top cork. This has fine intensity of flavor and good weight, ending with a powerful pop on the finish. Showing more concentration than the Fonseca, also reviewed, but not its finesse or elegance, it is a nicely constructed Tawny with fine weight and a lingering finish. I had a minor preference for this over the Fonseca, but it's a close call and reasonable minds might differ.
On the dry side, this has plenty of fruit for an aged tawny, although it does actually taste older than its 10-years indication. That gives it a good depth of flavor as well as wood acidity that shines through at the end.