CROFT Vintage Port 1994
93 points “The nose has much more definition and vigour than the ’91 with sweet ripe black cherries bilberry and violets. Very lifted and lively. The palate is sweet ripe and elegant with a lovely poise and tension certainly the best Croft since the ’66. Very ripe tannins with black cherries bilberry cassis and a minerally quality coming through towards the finish. A return to form a lovely Croft with a coquettish quality.” – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
Croft was established in 1588 making it the oldest Port House still in operation. Their wines have therefore become dinner party and festive season classics throughout the world.
With over a quarter of century of age on it the Vintage Port 1994 presents a seductive combo of plum crumble dark cholate blackcurrant kirsch raspberry strawberry black grape skin mocha and mint. Ready to drink now this outstanding vintage can be cracked open with cheese chocolate-based desserts and festive fare or simply sip it after dinner next to the fireplace.
The Croft story begins unexpectedly in York. Henry Thomson began trading wine in the city in 1588. War with France caused the Thompsons to refocus their business on Portugal and the family later married into the Croft’s family a century later giving birth to Croft Port as we know it today. The family-run business owns immaculate terraced vineyards throughout the region including Quinta da Roêda – one of the Douro Valley’s star vineyards. Their approach a juxtaposition of tradition and innovation; still employing foot stomping in the winery but also being first to create a rosé Port.
SKU No.: 3703192
Style No.: 878542
Grapes: Touriga Nacional,Tinta Barroca,Tinta Roriz
Alcohol by volume (ABV): 20%