Croft 10 Yr Old Tawny Port (750ml)
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Croft is one of the most distinguished of all Port houses. Founded in 1588, it is the oldest firm still active today as a Port wine producer. The company is a family run winery renowned above all for its Vintage Ports as well as for its range of wood aged reserves and tawnies, time-honoured styles refined by skill and experience passed down through the generations.
In spite of its rich heritage and history spanning over four centuries, Croft has never been constrained by tradition. Behind every great wine producer is a great vineyard. The cornerstone of Croft’s distinctive house style is the famous Quinta da Roêda, described as the jewel of Port wine estates. The wines of this magnificent property, which contains some of the oldest vineyards in the Douro Valley, are the heart of Croft’s Vintage Port blend.
The characteristic of Tawny Port is its seductive amber hue and its opulent nutty, spicy, plum-pudding flavour. Tawny ports make superb dessert wines, particularly delicious with a crème brûlée or a plate of figs. Tawnies are an excellent choice for Summer drinking as they can be served slightly cool.
The 10 Year Old Tawny is crafted from wines that have matured for an average of 10 years in 630 litre seasoned oak casks. During the long ageing process the fortified wine’s colour fades to a tawny hue, the tannins soften and it acquires complex aromas and flavours from oak as well as oxidative notes. This Port is bottled and ready for drinking upon release as it is already a very developed and layered fortified wine.