£330.00 In Bond (12 x 75cl)
A year of low productivity and dry conditions during the
ripening season, 2009 will be remembered as a year of very
dense, concentrated, deeply coloured wines with
considerable ageing potential. However they also impress
with their fruit quality and their multidimensional
Croft's head wine maker David Guimaraens noted:
'The return to traditional foot treading at Quinta da
Roêda means that we could bring out the best in the
2009 wines. We were able to extract all the density and
the massive tannins typical of the year without sacrificing
complexity and finesse.' Head viticulturist António Magalhães
remarked: 'Roêda is a very large property.
Although we have replanted extensively we can continue
to draw from the historic parts of the vineyard, which
are the essence of this unique terroir, for our vintage ports.'
The Croft 2009 vintage blend is made up entirely
of wines from Quinta da Roêda and displays the distinctive
scented quality and rich round fruitiness which are the
hallmarks of the estate's wines. All the wine was
made in traditional lagares. Owing to the very l
ow yields at the 2009 harvest, the amount of
vintage port is less than in the previous three declared years.
Deep purple black. The nose combines an opulent and
seductive fruitiness with an intricate kaleidoscope of
complex multidimensional aromas. Pungent, resiny scents
of eucalyptus and rock rose, notes of lychee and passion
fruit combine with exotic hints of leather, musk and cedar.
The palate is round and velvety and the dense but well
integrated tannins are wrapped in a cloak of succulent
berry fruit flavours. The jammy fruit carries through into
the finish where it is lifted by an attractive crispness and