Croft - 1994 - Vintage Port 75cl Bottle

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Croft - 1994
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75cl Bottle
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Vintage Ports are made exclusively from the grapes of one harvest. Bottled after two years in casks, it is in the bottle that the long, slow, ageing process transforms the young wine into a magnificent Vintage Port.

A Croft Vintage is only declared in years of optimum quality. These demanding standards mean that a Croft Vintage might be declared perhaps only two or three times in a decade.

Vibrant ruby colour turning to brick on the rim. Intense, rich, jammy damson and strawberry fruit aromas. Good depth and complexity on the nose, with additional notes of spice and leather. Finely structured palate with great balance. Strong jammy, chocolate flavours - hint of eucalyptus. Lovely length on the finish




Category(s):     Port

Producer: Croft   -   www.croftport.com
ABV:   20%
Bio-Dynamic:   No
Body:   Full
Brand:   Croft
Country of Origin:   Portugal
Food Match:   Pungent Cheeses
Grape Type:   Tinta Barroca
Grape Type:   Tinta Cao
Grape Type:   Tinta Amarela
Grape Type:   Touriga Nacional
Grape Type:   Touriga Francesa
Grape Type:   Tinta Roriz
Region:   Douro
Serving temperature Degrees C:   17
Sweetness:   Sweet
Type of closure:   Natural Cork
Vintage:   1994
Winemaker:   David Guimaraens

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Producer Information

The House of Croft was founded over three hundred years ago. The earliest evidence of the firm's activity as a Port shipper dates from 1678, coincidentally the year of the first ever recorded shipments of Port wine. The company was orginally known as Phayre & Bradley after its founding partners and took its present name in 1736 when it was joined by John Croft, a member of an old and distinguished family of Yorkshire wine merchants.

The Croft family played a prominent and influential role in the Port wine trade and elevated the House of Croft to the place of distinction which it occupies to this day.

Although well established in Oporto and active in their Port wine business, the Crofts never lost touch with their Yorkshire origins. In his treatise, John Croft describes himself as Member of the Factory at Oporto and Wine Merchant of York.

The family returned to England in the nineteenth century, after the Peninsular Wars, and there are no longer any Crofts in the firm.

Nevertheless. the family maintained its affection for the fortified wines of the Douro and the late Percy Croft, who died in 1935, is credited with the famous words: "Any time not spent drinking Port is a waste of time."

In 1911 the House of Croft was acquired by the Gilbeys, the distinguished English wine trade family. It is now owned and run by descendants of two old Port wine families, the Yeatman's and Fladgate's.

The place of distinction occupied by Croft and its wines is due in no small measure to its ownership of one of the finest estates of the Douro Valley, the famous Quinta da Roeda.

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