Quinta da Roeda Port 2005 (750ml)
Tinta RorizTouriga FrancaTouriga Nacional
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.
A seductive nose, ripe and voluptuous with plump, juicy blackcurrant, black cherry and raspberry. On the palate, firm, sinewy tannins are wrapped in a thick envelope of dense, velvety texture. As is often the case, this is one of the most exotic and beguiling wines of the vintage. However, it is also a weighty wine, dense and deeply coloured, with the concentration and stamina to ensure a long life in bottle. One of the finest Croft Vintages of recent years.
Roeda is Vintage Port of a very good year from the Croft estate, Quinta da Roeda, arguably the best property in the Douro Valley. This Single Estate Vintage Port will normally mature more quickly than the main classic vintages and will show its robust style to perfection within ten to fifteen years.