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Croft Vintage Port 2009, Half Bottle

CROF050
In 2001 this distinguished and historic firm was acquired by the owners of the Taylor and Fonseca Port houses and since this return to family ownership has consolidated its position as a ‘first growth’ Vintage Port producer.
Vintage:
2009
Size:
37.5cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
Touriga Naciona, Touriga Francesa, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca, Tinta Cão, Tinta Amarela
Genre:
Style:
Sweet
ABV:
20.5%
Producer:
Region:
Country:
Portugal
Body:
Rich and full flavoured
Drinking Window:
Drink from 2020 to 2040
Closure Type:
Cork
£24.99
 

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

The palate is round and velvety and the dense but well integrated tannins are wrapped in a cloak of succulent berry fruit flavour. The jammy fruit carries through into the finish where it is lifted by an attractive crispness and pungency. Ideally drunk between 2020 and 2050.

Food Matches

A pile of crackers and a hunk of vintage stilton.