Croft Vintage Port 1994
Region: Douro, Portugal
Bottle size: 75cl
Grapes: Touriga Nacional, Touriga Francesa, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca, Tinta Cão, Tinta Amarela
Deep ruby colour with a hint of brick on the rim. Aromatic, plumy, dark chocolate nose. Smooth, luscious, ripe fruit flavours with a velvety chocolate edge. Good structure and nicely held length.
One of the original founding Port houses, Croft traces its origins to 1588 when the company was established in England. 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. The character of Croft Vintage Ports is one of the most individual of all. Scented, exotic and crammed with luscious opulent fruit flavour, they develop great richness and complexity with age.