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Croft Vintage Port 2003

CROF035
Croft is one of the most distinguished of all Port houses. Founded in 1588, it is the oldest firm still active today as a Port wine producer. The company is renowned above all for its Vintage Ports as well as for its range of wood aged reserves and tawnies, time-honoured styles refined by skill and experience passed down the generations. This rich and full bodied 2003 is a fine example of this warm and applauded year.
Vintage:
2003
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
Tinta Roriz, Touriga Francêsca, Tinta Barroca, Touriga Nacional
Genre:
Style:
Sweet
ABV:
20.5%
Producer:
Region:
Country:
Portugal
Body:
Rich and full flavoured
Drinking Window:
Drink from 2020 to 2035
Closure Type:
Cork
£59.99
 

Croft Port

One of the original founding port houses, Croft traces its 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. 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 and Fonseca Port houses.

Tasting Notes

Rich, full bodied and loaded with sweet raison, walnut and sweet oak. A layer of cherry jam and molasses makes the finish interesting.

Food Matches

Enjoy this wine with nuts, apples and really good cheese. Perhaps a treacle tart for those of you with a sweet tooth!