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Croft Vintage Port 2011 | 750 ml.

Item #: 37251

Store Location: RR2A | 4

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AWARDS & ACCOLADES

2013 Wine Spectator Top 100 Selection | #13

Wine Spectator Top 100 selection - 2013 | #13

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Critical Acclaim

RP92+ Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate 27th Jun 2013

"The 2011 Croft is initially taciturn on the nose, even after allowing it 20 minutes in my glass. A light swirling immediately awakens the aromatics to offer blackberry, Seville orange marmalade, blueberries and dried fig — complex and quite compelling. There is real mineralite within this bouquet that, returning after 30 minutes, offers alluring ocean spray scents rolling in off the ocean. The palate is medium-bodied with a velvety-smooth opening that belies the fine, structured tannins underneath. It clams up a little towards the finish, shuts the lid tight and consequently there is the sensation of less persistency here compared to the Taylor’s or Fonseca. But Croft has a knack of filling out with bottle age and becomes both gentle and generous with the passing years. Tasted May 2013." (92–95 pts.)

ST90+ Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar May/Jun 2014

"Bright medium ruby. Slightly reduced, spirity aromas of kirsch, blackberry, boysenberry, licorice pastille and mint, plus a suggestion of nutty oak. Densely packed and quite sweet, but the slightly disjointed black fruit flavors are tough going today; this struck me as more like a ruby port. Quite closed and tannic on the back end, in need of patience to display its personality. Many other critics rated this wine considerably higher than I did." (90+? pts.)

WS93 Wine & Spirits December 1, 2013

"When it purchased this historic brand in 2001, the Fladgate Partnership was reunited with the Quinta da Roêda, which John Fladgate’s daughter brought with her in marriage to Charles Wright of Croft in 1875. Sited on the north bank of the Douro adjacent to Pinhão, Roêda is the heart of Croft vintages. It has been a major focus for António Magalhaes, charged with viticulture for the Fladgate Partnership, who has been working with David Guimaraens to restore the vineyard to its former glory. Each vintage release has improved on the last until this 2011, which is a jump shift in depth and brings Croft back to its rightful place among the elite of the Douro hierarchy. It has the distance and restraint of a great young vintage, the density of the fruit and the mouthwatering tannins held tight, youthfully closed. Hinting at its future in bright scents of roses and dark tones of freshly turned earth, this is a wine of significant weight and depth. It should reach its prime around 25 years from the vintage." (93 pts.)

WE95 Wine Enthusiast 11/1/2013

"This shows very sweet fruit that’s ripe, dense and already delicious. That doesn’t mean the tannins don’t bring out the firmness at the core of this powerful wine. It is integrated, packed with black plum flavors, and full bodied. For long-term aging." (95 pts.)

SP95 Wine Spectator Oct 15, 2013

"Effusively juicy, rich and concentrated, showing plenty of snap to the crisp and well-spiced flavors of wild berry, dark currant and plum tart. Orange-infused chocolate notes linger on the exotic, mocha-filled finish. Best from 2020 through 2045. 5,000 cases made." (95 pts.)

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
SKU37251
Product TypeWine
Alternate NameCroft Vintage Port
CountryPortugal
Regionnone
Districtnone
Product Location - Location-AppellationDouro
Package Size750 ml.
BrandCroft
Bottles per Case12
Spirit/Port StyleVintage Port
Vintage2011
Bin Location4
Premier PickNo
Awards and AccoladesWine Spectator Top 100
Awards Description13
Wine Spectator Top 100 Ranking13
Wine Spectator Top 100 Year2013
Organic Descriptionnone
Wine Typenone
Dollar Sale (Y/N)No
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