From the outstanding 1963 vintage and scoring 86/100 Parker points, this vintage port is a medium colour with a suitably mature rim. It exhibits a classic flowery bouquet with a sweet and lean taste. Drink now - 2019.
This vintage port is shipped in a deluxe silk lined wooden presentation box with four wine accessories (corkscrew, wine pourer, drip stopper & wine thermometer) [worth £17.99] at no extra cost.
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An monumental Vintage of legendary proportions. One of the 20th Century's finest. A Vintage Port against which all others are judged. Declared by all the major Port Houses. Vintage Ports with their essential three components of fruit, tannin and elegance prodcued. Ronald Symington of the Symington Port Group, "Wonderful weather for the last three weeks, which was just what was required after the rain. The last weeks of the most perfect weather cleared up any podre (rot) that was threatening. Mostos (musts) look very nice indeed and seem to have plenty of colour even if perhaps lacking a little in guts. Graduations on the whole are very good and the grapes, especially in the early part of the vintage, produced a great deal of wine. Nights have been cool and temperatures have been very satisfactory. We have every hope that some very good wines will have been made."
Croft is one of the oldest vintage port houses and was founded as Phayre & Bradley in 1678. The first Croft appears in 1736 when John Croft joined the firm. They were owned by International Distillers after the First World War and were purchase by Taylor Fladgate Partnership in the early 21st Century. They own Quinta da Roeda at Pinhoa which has produced single Quinta vintage ports since 1967. The purchase by Taylors has increased investment in the port production facilities and the 2003 vintage shows the port house regaining its place amongst the top tier of port producers.
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