Croft Port, 2017

SERIKOS Vintage Port, DOC Douro
***18.5/20 Jancis Robinson***

Description and Reviews:
18.5/20 Jancis Robinson
First time this wine has been bottled separately as it makes up at least 50% of the Croft blend. The name Serikos refers to the production of silk on the estate after phylloxera. Touriga Nacional, Touriga Francesa, Tinto Cão, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca. TA 4.83 g/l, pH 3.82, RS 104 g/l. 2,425 bottles produced.

Dark purple with narrow purple rim. Still packed with fruit but not quite as exuberant as the Croft at this stage. Darker fruited and a touch smoky, rocky. Pure and precise. Gorgeous impression of dryness here, even though of course it is so sweet, the tannins have implausible silky finesse and the whole is in perfect balance. Long and seems so subtle even though of course it is massively concentrated. Supple beauty and more streamlined than many 2017s. (Julia Harding)20.1% Drink 2030-2057

97/100 Vinous - Neil Martin
The maiden 2017 Serikosfrom Croft comes from the oldest vines located in Quinta da Roêda. The name refers to the quinta'sinvolvement in silk production and the texture of the wine. It was picked from August 31 and was notable for the density of its musts from the thick-skinned grapes. Almost opaque in colour, it has a spellbinding bouquet of intense blackcurrant, crushed violet petals and later, star anisand camphor. The palate is medium-bodied with succulent tannin, a silver bead of acidity that slices through the multi-layered, intense black fruit laced with white pepper and sage. This is endowed with unerring symmetry, predictably a silky texture and outstanding crispiness towards the never-ending finish. Regal. Total production is 2,425 bottles. Drinking window: 2030 -2085

18.5/20 Richard Mayson
Serikosmeans ‘silky’ in Greek and this is Croft’s first super-premium vintage form the oldest vines at Quinta da Roêda, planted between 1889 and 1900 in the wake of phylloxera. Made exclusively from these so called ‘heritage plots’ Serikosis deep and youthful with ripe but gentle minty fruit, a touch herbal too with a touch of rose petal, however a touch of stewed plum also came out on second tasting; so sweet and succulent that the tannins are almost hidden on the palate but they are most certainly there, broad and structured with lovely minty, herbal freshness mid-palate and on to the mouthwateringlyfresh finish. Not big but supremely elegant in style.

Condition Report:


Bottle size:

1 x 75cl



Drink Type:

Vintage Port, Port, Douro


3 In Stock


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