Croft Port, 2015
Quinta de Roeda Vintage Port, CASE OF 6x75cl bottles. (Price Includes UK DUTY, VAT and UK delivery).
Description and Reviews:
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The house of Croft will bottle a Quinta da Roêda Vintage Port from the excellent 2015 harvest. Announcing the release, Croft’s Managing Director, Adrian Bridge, commented: ‘We are delighted with the quality of the 2015 Quinta da Roêda Vintage Port. Our investment in the Roêda vineyards continues to reap benefits in terms of consistently first class wines.’ He noted: ‘Typically of the 2015 wines, the Roêda Vintage Port is immediately appealing and will make fine mature drinking by 2025, yet still be displaying all of its elegance and refinement twenty years later.’ Croft’s Head of Viticulture, António Magalhães, remarked: ‘The health of the crop was exceptional. Warm days and cool nights produced long fermentations and balanced extraction throughout the harvest.’
Quinta da Roêda is recognised as one of the finest Douro Valley estates, a vast sweep of terraced vineyard located on the north bank of the Douro, just upstream from the village of Pinhão. The estate was acquired by Croft in 1889 and was extensively renovated by the firm, with replanting continuing throughout the first half of the 20th century. Since Croft’s return to family ownership, with its incorporation into The Fladgate Partnership, the property has again been the source of major investment. This includes the building of traditional lagares (granite treading tanks) allowing the reintroduction of foot treading, still unsurpassed as a method of extraction for Vintage Port. The rich, scented wines of Roêda, with their plump fruity character, form the basis for the Croft Vintage Port blend and are the cornerstone of the Croft house style.
SCORES & TASTING NOTES
Intense purple-black centre surrounded by a vivid magenta rim. A typical Quinta da Roêda Vintage Port nose made up of a rich plump dark berry compote infused with exotic notes of ripe tropical fruit and the subtle pungency of wild herbs. Warm notes of liquorice, dark chocolate and spice contribute to the wine’s opulent character. The palate is smooth, round and full of rich, jammy flavour. The wine’s silky texture conceals the firm, well-knit tannins which emerge on the finish to provide an attractive firmness and grip. Characteristically of the 2015 Vintage Ports, the wine is immediately appealing but will continue to gain in elegance and refinement over the next three decades.
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