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.
The backbone of the wine comes from Quinta da Roeda, arguably one of the best properties in the Douro Valley. A classic vintage port showing a good deep purple intensity. Fresh ripe fruit, cassis, chocolate aromas. A nice hint of cedar and spice on the nose. Big, rich, rounded concentrated blackberry and chocolate flavours. Good rich fruit intensity and tannin balance. Excellent with a blue veined cheese such as English Stilton or Roquefort.