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.
Rich, full bodied and loaded with sweet raison, walnut and sweet oak. A layer of cherry jam and molasses makes the finish interesting.
Enjoy this wine with nuts, apples and really good cheese. Perhaps a treacle tart for those of you with a sweet tooth!