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2016 Croft Vintage Port (6x75cl)

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Order now for delivery in November 2018

“If you were to write a recipe which included the finest ingredients possible to make a perfect vintage Port, then the 2016 vintage had each component in abundance." Matthew Jukes, May 2018

Product Information

One of the original founding port houses, Croft traces is origins to 1588 when the company was established in England by Henry Thomson, a member of the Merchants Company of York. The Croft family, which joined the partnership in 1736 and gave the firm its present name, served the port trade with great distinction. A book published by the firm reveals much new research into the company’s long and fascinating history. The reputation of Croft as a Vintage Port producer derives to a large extent from its ownership of Quinta da Roêda, one of the finest estates in the Douro Valley, and from such legendary wines as the Croft 1945, recognised as one of the finest of that landmark year. In September 2001, Croft became part of The Fladgate Partnership, the family group which also includes the famous Taylor’s and Fonseca port houses.

"Any time not spent drinking Port is a waste of time"  Percy Croft

Tasting Notes

Intense purple ruby core with vivid purple rim. The nose displays the ripe strawberry and blackcurrant fruitiness and resiny notes of rock rose and eucalyptus that are the essence of the Croft Vintage Port style. The palate opens with a surge of rich berry fruit flavour and is supported by a dense mesh of close-knit tannins. Although the wine displays some of the plump, rubenesque character of prior Croft vintages, the accent here is on symmetry and finesse. The characteristically exuberant fruit and heady herbal aromas are carefully modulated and the wine is classical in its proportions. An elegant and aromatic Vintage Port, perfectly poised between opulence and restraint.

How to Serve

A perfect accompaniment to cheese boards with Dulce de Membrillo (quince paste) and a fig and walnut slice.

Accolades

"Extremely perfumed with dark-berry and currant aromas. Hints of earth and spices. Full-bodied, round and medium sweet. Hints of resin. Opulent yet restrained. Shows ripe and beautiful fruit with clarity." 97/100, James Suckling, May 2018

"With a little more foresty fruit and a tart finish, this is quieter wine than many with a tense thread of tannin from start to finish.  This is another wine which will require a minimum of seven or eight years to soften sufficiently for it to be drunk." 17+/20, Matthew Jukes, May 2018

Categories

Port, Vintage Port, Christening Gifts

Country of Origin

Portugal

Region

Douro Valley

ABV

20%

Closure

Cork 

Decant

Yes

Gift Boxed

No

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT AVAILABILITY OF THESE WINES IS LIMITED. ANYONE WE ARE UNABLE TO SUPPLY WILL RECEIVE A FULL REFUND.