Croft - LBV 2008 - Late Bottled Vintage Port 75cl Bottle


Croft - LBV 2008
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75cl Bottle
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Croft LBV was developed to satisfy the demand for a high quality ready to drink alternative to vintage port for everyday consumption. Unlike vintage port, which is bottled after only two years in wood and ages in bottle, LBV is bottled after four to six years and is ready to drink when bottled.

The wines used to blend Croft LBV were drawn from a reserve of some of the best full bodied red ports, produced at this harvest, from grapes grown on Croft's own vineyard, Quinta da Roeda, and other top properties in the Cima Corgo and Douro Superior areas. These wines were aged in wood and then blended after six years. The blending process ensures that the wine is balanced and complete and that there is continuity of style in relation to previous Croft LBVs.

Aromatic, slightly spicy bouquet with plenty of tropical fruit aromas. Luscious, full, rich and rounded palate. Good depth and dimension.

Category(s):     Port on Special Offer!
Group(s):     LBV Port
Producer: Croft   -
ABV:   20%
Body:   Medium-Full Bodied
Brand:   Croft
Country of Origin:   Portugal
Drinking From:   Now
Drinking Until:   2019
Food Match:   Pungent Cheeses
Grape Type:   Tinta Roriz
Grape Type:   Touriga Francesa
Grape Type:   Tinta Cao
Grape Type:   Tinta Barroca
Grape Type:   Touriga Nacional
Port Style:   Late Bottled Vintage
Region:   Douro
Sweetness:   Sweet
Type of closure:   Natural Cork
Vegan:   Yes
Vegetarian:   Yes
Vintage:   2008
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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