Croft, Vintage Port
    Croft

    Croft, Vintage Port,

    Destination

    vintage

    Croft, Croft, Vintage Port, 1977

    Justerini & Brooks Tasting note
    Croft, Croft, Vintage Port, 1977
    ABV:
    20%
    90/100
    Neal Martin, Vinous
    The 1977 Croft Vintage Port has a clear garnet core. The nose is ripe and attractive, but lacking the complexity of the 1977 Taylor's: hints of cherry, brambly red-berried fruit, ginger and honey, though improving with time in glass as more blackberry leaf element begin to appear. The palate is sweet, ripe, very primordial considering the vintage, rounded in texture, supple with a lushness that I was not expecting. This should improve with more time, but I would prefer more grip and persistency towards the finish that I cannot help feeling is rather…ersatz? Tasted in the Factory House in Porto for Taylor's - The Story of a Classic Port House book.
    Date Reviewed:
    06/2018
    Drinking Window:
    2018 - 2028

    specifications

    country:
    Portugal
    region:
    Douro
    Appellation:
    Producer:
    Croft
    style:
    Grape Variety:
    Allergen Information:
    This product may contain sulphites. Full allergen information is available upon request, please call our Customer Relations Team on +44 (0)20 7484 6430.
    Croft

    Croft

    Previously owned by Taylor Fladgate & Yeatman, Croft was acquired by John Fladgate personally in 1862, upon whom was bestowed the title ‘Barão de Roêda’ by the Portuguese Crown. With the marriage of Fladgate’s daughter to Charles Wright of Croft the property passed into The House of Croft’s hands in 1875. The vineyard draws its character not only from new Port winemaking technologies but also by maintaining its commitment to traditional foot treading, for its vintage port wines. Quinta da Roêda is the cornerstone of Croft’s reputation as a producer of superb vintage and vintage-style Ports. Its characteristically plump, full, vigorously fruity wines are the essence of the inimitable Croft house style.

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