Thursday, January 17, 2013
Croft 2009 Vintage Port
Something to note - when opening a Vintage Port the shelf life is only a couple of days, so one must be thoughtful in the planning.
We recently opened the Croft 2009 Vintage Port. Just look at the picture on the left. A beautiful color. Deep purple, luscious and rich.
A little information about Croft Port. The "House of Croft" was founded 300 years ago and was originally know as Phayre and Bradley. In 1736 John Croft joined the family. In 1911 it was acquired by the Gilbeys and is now owned and run by the Yeatman's and Fladgate families.
Now onto the tasting notes. The Port showed aromas of coffee, blackberry followed by leather and cedar. The palate was complex with hints of raisin, honey, and fig. Soft mouth feel with balanced tannins. The black fruit really showed on the finish. It was a wonderful Port that I see will age quite nicely.
If you purchase this Port now, purchase 2 bottles. One for now and one to open in about 20+ years. You won't be sorry. SRP is around $80
*I received this Port as a sample from the producer.