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Croft - Croft Vintage 2007

Information

  • Country: Portugal
  • Wine Region: Douro
  • Wine Area: Oporto
  • Wine Maker: David Guimaraens
  • Grape: Touriga
  • Alcohol Percentage: 20%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now - 2040
Duty/Vat Paid
Bin End Limited Stock: (18 btls) Minimum Qty: (6 btls)
WA: 93 (2007) JR: 17 (2007) WS: 92 (2007) Misc: 93 Stars (2007)

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

It is the distinctive wines of Quinta da Roêda, with their round supple texture, opulent fruitiness and heady aroma, which are the cornerstone of the Croft Vintage Port style. Deep purple black with narrow magenta rim. The heady and powerfully aromatic nose displays a characteristic abundance of rich plump fruit and the exotic notes of eucalyptus and rock rose which are the hallmark of the Quinta da Roêda wines on which the blend is based. Juicy and luscious on the palate, with discreet and well fused tannins and a long generous finish.

Expert Reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2007)93 pts

Wine Advocate #207. June 2013. Reviewer : Neal Martin - The 2007 Croft Vintage has a soft, fig and date-scented bouquet that opens up beautifully in the glass, warm and inviting. The palate is medium-bodied with soft, supple tannin, a fine line of acidity and a ripe finish with dark cherries, boysenberry jam and a citric edge lending poise and delineation. There is a nice hint of fieriness on the finish that gives it a little hubris and brio, though not excessively, since that would not be in keeping with Croft?s style.

JancisRobinson.com (2007)17 pts

Tasted May '11 - Blacksh purple. Prunes and smudge on the nose. Very lively and angular and almost lean! Not that much tannin. Nor concentration. Though there are certainly tannins underneath. This may never be an especially concentrated port but it's certainly elegant and scented.

Wine Spectator (2007)92 pts

May 31, 2010 - Shows aromas of very ripe fruit and sweet tobacco, with hints of earth and spices. Full-bodied and medium sweet, with round, velvety tannins and a long, fruity finish. Likeable for its soft texture. Best after 2016. ?JS

Miscellaneous (2007)93 stars

John Gilman, A View from the Cellar - "“The 2007 is notably darker in color than previous young vintages that I have tasted from this lodge, as the wine soars from the glass in a superb mélange of black cherries, plums, tar, a gentle touch of mintiness, woodsmoke, celery seed, violets and a bit of cedar.”"

Vinification Notes

Croft’s new family owners have reverted to traditional wine making practices at the Roêda estate and wine maker David Guimaraens commented: “It has been very rewarding to see this superb property express its unique personality to the full following a return to traditional wine making. The 2007 harvest produced beautifully balanced and elegant wines. The Croft 2007 shows wonderful complexity with all the exotic aroma and luscious fruitiness associated with the house style.” In contrast to the previous four harvests, in 2007 Quinta da Roêda experienced no periods of very intense heat until very late in the summer. Most of the ripening occurred in sunny but relatively cool conditions. Hot weather during the first two weeks of September brought the grapes to maturity. The resulting musts produced stylish and elegant wines, full of vitality, with a superb crisp and concentrated fruit character.