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Croft - Croft Vintage 2000

Information

  • Country: Portugal
  • Wine Region: Douro
  • Wine Area: Oporto
  • Wine Maker: David Guimaraens
  • Grape: Port Blend
  • Grape Percentage: Touriga Nacional, Touriga Francesa, Tinta Barroca, Tinta Roriz, Tinto Cão
  • Alcohol Percentage: 20.0%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
Duty/Vat Paid
Bin End Limited Stock: (11 btls)
WA: 90 (2000) VS: 91 (2000) JR: 16.5 (2000) WS: 88 (2000)

Description

 

Products Description:

Elegant and refined in the Croft style, the house?s vintage ports are characterized by cool, integrated black fruit, firm acidic structure and a reticent backbone in youth, gaining grace, complexity and lovely fruit and coffee complexity with age.  Vintage Ports are only made and declared in exceptional years. After bottling, 2 years after the harvest, the Port wine matures slowly for many years to gain the complexity that port wine is famous for.
Croft Vintages are 1945, 1955, 1960, 1963, 1966, 1970, 1975, 1977, 1985, 1991 and the incredible 1994, 2000.

Wine tasting notes

Full-bodied and tannic, yet classy and refined.

Expert Reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2000)90 pts

Wine Advocate # 143. Oct 2002. A striking, individualistic nose of spring flowers, blackberries, blueberries, and lead pencil shavings emerges from this saturated purple-colored 2000. Evolved yet expansive, sweet, and generous, it admirably conceals moderately high tannins under a wealth of fruit and glycerin. The aromatic profile and attack merit a score in the mid-nineties, but the finish is short, thus lowering the overall rating. My instincts suggest there is more to this port than it revealed the days I tasted it. Drink: 2007-2025.

Vinous/Antonio Galloni (2000)91 pts

Jan/Feb 03. By Stephen Tanzer. Bright medium ruby. Vibrant aromas of blueberry, graphite and violet. Suave, sweet and very firmly built; still a bit youthfuly clenched but concentrated, intensely fruity and stylish. This is structured to develop slowly in bottle. Seemed to grow longer as it opened in the glass. Like a mini-Taylor.

JancisRobinson.com (2000)16.5 pts

Deep healthy crimson with some blackness. Raw fruit with some meaty notes. Very sweet start. Pleasing without being particularly intense. Good for medium-term drinking though not very concentrated. When to drink : 2012 to 2020.

Wine Spectator (2000)88 pts

Issue: May 15, 2003. A harmonious Port. Very grapey, with a hint of tar and dried roses. Medium-bodied, medium sweet, with silky tannins and a medium finish. Not a great Croft, but pleasant. Best after 2008. 7,300 cases made. ?JS.