Croft Vintage Port 2016 | 750 ml.

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Store Location: RR18A | 2

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Wine Grapes

Primary Grape: Touriga Nacional | All Grapes: Touriga Nacional

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Intense purple ruby core with purple rim. The nose displays the ripe strawberry and blackcurrant fruitiness and notes of rock rose and eucalyptus. The palate opens with a surge of rich berry flavor and is supported by a dense mesh of close-knit tannins. Although the wine displays some of the plump character of prior vintages, the accent here is on symmetry and finesse. Exuberant fruit and heady herbal aromas are carefully modulated and the wine is classical in its proportions.

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  • 750 ml.
  • 20.5%
  • 084692631216
  • RR18A | Bin#: 2
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Critical Acclaim

RP92+ Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate 19th Jul 2018

"The 2016 Vintage Port is a field blend that was set to be bottled about a week after this tasting. It was the final blend, aged for 20 months in wood. It comes in with 104 grams of residual sugar. Tight, powerful and very intense, this is a big boy with the firmness you expect from fine Vintage Port, although the Fonseca is even more powerful. Showing good concentration and a fresh, lifted finish too, this is impressive at the outset. Initially, I was wowed by this. A few more tastes with more air made me think I’d like to see it prove some things in the cellar. It’s not hot, but it seems a bit more alcoholic than its Fonseca and Taylor siblings. Still, there’s a long way to go before making a final call. As noted, this is very tight, not nearly as approachable as many 2016s are in this relatively restrained year. It won’t sear your mouth with tannins — they are not TOO hard — but you are going to have to cellar it a while to allow it to acquire more complexity and more harmony. I’m not quite convinced this will ever become as attractive as Taylor and Fonseca in this vintage, though." (92–94 pts.)

VN94 Vinous Jun 2018

"The 2016 Croft Vintage Port has a taut bouquet at first that demands a good 20 or 30 minutes to get into its stride. It eventually reveals scents of blackberry, bilberry, chimney soot, clove, and just a hint of scorched earth in the background. The palate is spicy and vivacious on the entry: black fruit, clove, white pepper and curry powder (almost like a Balti!) I love the personality imbued into this Croft, a Vintage Port that seems to be wearing its heart on its sleeve. Excellent. Production is 3,050 cases." (94 pts.)

JS97 JamesSuckling.com Tuesday, May 29, 2018

"Extremely perfumed with dark-berry and currant aromas. Hints of earth and spices. Full-bodied, round and medium sweet. Hints of resin. Opulent yet restrained. Shows ripe and beautiful fruit with clarity. Try in 2025." (97 pts.)

SP97 Wine Spectator Dec 31, 2018

"Very expressive, this unfurls with mouthwatering licorice snap, fruitcake, apple wood and violet notes, which are quickly followed by a wave of mouthfilling plum, blackberry and fig paste flavors. This is packed but well-defined, and the energy allows the fruit to ripple through the long finish. Built for the long haul, with distinctly dry cut at the end. Best from 2035 through 2055. 3,000 cases made." (97 pts.)

WE95 Wine Enthusiast 12/1/2018

"Juicy, luscious and with excellent ripe fruit, this is a balanced wine with a fine future. Its tannins are almost sweet to match the sweetness of the berry fruits. As it ages, this will be a lovely wine. Drink from 2027." (95 pts.)

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From the Producer

Intense purple ruby core with purple rim. The nose displays the ripe strawberry and blackcurrant fruitiness and notes of rock rose and eucalyptus. The palate opens with a surge of rich berry flavor and is supported by a dense mesh of close-knit tannins. Although the wine displays some of the plump character of prior vintages, the accent here is on symmetry and finesse. Exuberant fruit and heady herbal aromas are carefully modulated and the wine is classical in its proportions.

Portugal

Portugal is most famous (and justifiably so) for its Port wines, fortified wines that are typically sweet and often served with dessert. Port wines come in many styles such as Tawny, Late Bottled Vintage, etc, and are classified by how they were produced.

Besides Port, however, Portugal is also one of the fastest-rising wine countries in the world (as far as quality and production) when it comes to table wines. You'll find some unbelievable values in Portuguese table wines, with grapes like Touriga Nacional at the forefront.

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More Information
SKU48211
Product TypeWine
Alternate NameCroft Vintage Port
CountryPortugal
RegionDouro
Product Location - Location-AppellationPorto
Package Size750 ml.
Proof/Alcohol by Volume20.5%
BrandCroft
Bottles per Case12
Spirit/Port StyleVintage Port
Vintage2016
Bin Location2
Premier PickNo
Wine Typenone
Grape(s)Touriga Nacional
Primary GrapeTouriga Nacional
Dollar Sale (Y/N)No
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