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Croft Vintage Port 2009

Douro Valley, Northern Portugal, PortugalDeep black colour. The nose is an aromatic open mix of liquorice, spicy, minty cherry jam aromas. The attack is round, with fine underlying acidity and that Croft sweetness/ balance. Not as concentrated as the Fonseca or Taylor but it has an easy likeability that suggest you can drink this sooner than later and enjoy it. Rich warm, opulent and fat it is a good example of the warm '09 vintage. Certainly Croft is back now that it is under the control of the Taylor Fladgate group. Drink through 2040. Tasted again in 2014 and is showing to be even better and more complex than at release.Tasted: 03 November 2011Tasted by: Anthony Gismondi and Stuart TobePrices: BC 130.00 private wine stores AB 100.00 private wine stores ON 109.00 ON 59.00 BC 73.00 speculative listing - Pacific Wine and Spirits Producer: Taylor Fladgate PartnershipDistributors: Pacific Wine & Spirits Inc.
Blend: Tinta Roriz - Tinta Barroca - Touriga Franca - Touriga NacionalCSPC: 433391UPC: 5602418002314