Krohn Port

In 1865 two Norwegian cousins founded Wiese & Krohn, a firm exporting salt cod to Portugal and returning with Port wine for import. Initially a small company, Wiese sold his share to his partner but remained working for the firm as a commercial agent in their home country, assisting while the business expanded its operations to include new European markets in France, Belgium and the Netherlands. Since then, the company has been known as Krohn despite its official name remaining as Wiese & Krohn.

After Krohn’s death in 1903, the company passed to management by two employees – Gomes Figueiredo and Edmund Arnsby. Gomes later retired, passing his shares to Edmund who acquired two new partners: his brother Frederick and Edmundo Falcão Carniero, a long-time employee of the firm. Following Edmund’s death and his brother’s retirement decades later, the company passed into the hands of Carniero’s family but remained under its original Norwegian name.

Since its creation Krohn has built up an outstanding reputation for its old cask-aged Ports, particularly its Colheitas (single-harvest Tawny Ports), examples of which have been kept from as far back as the 19th Century. The company is also known for its Vintage Ports, from its flagship Douro property: Quinta do Retiro Novo.

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Krohn Port, 1970

Vintage Port

Tasting note: Pale tawny colour with a broad amber rim. The nose has an attractive warm nutty character, notes of marzipan and walnut fusing with aromas of black coffee. Discreet musky animal notes give the wine a sensuous wild dimension. The palate is rich and mellow but lifted by an attractive zesty herbal finish. A beautifully mature Vintage Port ready for drinking now.
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Price: £149.00
Stock: 9 in Stock

Krohn Port, 1967

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Vintage Port - In Original Krohn Box as illustrated
*Library stock from Krohn Cellars*

These bottles have impeccable provenance having been held in Krohn's own cellars since bottling. They were imported by VWP in December 2016.

Tasting note: Outstanding!! Pale tawny fading to amber on the rim. The nose is complex and multi-dimensional, notes of wild herbs, plum and mocha, coffee, tobacco around around a warm core. The palate displays a smooth, silky texture and finishes with a burst of rich mellow flavour. The finish is long and elegant. A, finely constituted port that is drinking well now but with careful cellaring it will hold for a few years.
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Price: £299.00
Stock: 4 in Stock

Krohn Port, 1967

Vintage Port - Library stock from Krohn Cellars

These bottles have impeccable provenance having been held in Krohn's own cellars since bottling. They were imported by VWP Dec 16.

Tasting note: Outstanding!! Pale tawny fading to amber on the rim. The nose is complex and multi-dimensional, notes of wild herbs, plum and mocha, coffee, tobacco around around a warm core. The palate displays a smooth, silky texture and finishes with a burst of rich mellow flavour. The finish is long and elegant. A, finely constituted port that is drinking well now but with careful cellaring it will hold for a few years.
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Price: £175.00
Stock: 12 in Stock

Krohn Port, 1965

Vintage Port

Tasting note: Tawny brown of medium intensity and a narrow amber rim. The nose of this wine is sumptuous in its richness and complexity. The undercurrent of creamy butterscotch aroma is overlaid with notes of vanilla and raisin, a discreet fragrance of violets and pungent resiny scents of garigue. The palate is round and velvety, finishing with a surge of rich caramel flavour. A seductive Vintage Port, one of the best examples from this year.
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Price: £265.00
Stock: 8 in Stock

Krohn Port, 1963

Colheita (Single Harvest) Port

The 1963 Krohn tawny port is beautifully mature and still at its peak with a little tannin. Full bodied with toffee notes. Nicely sweet with an elegance and harmony. Long finish 93/100 (TC - VWP) tasted October 2016.


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Price: £195.00
Stock: 4 in Stock

Krohn Port, 1961

Vintage Port

Tasting note: Tawny brown of medium intensity and a narrow amber rim. The nose of this wine is sumptuous in its richness and complexity. The undercurrent of creamy butterscotch aroma is overlaid with notes of vanilla and raisin, a discreet fragrance of violets and pungent resiny scents of garigue. The palate is round and velvety, finishing with a surge of rich caramel flavour. A seductive Vintage Port, one of the best examples from this year.
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Price: £345.00
Stock: 11 in Stock