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Croft Port, 2011

Croft Port, 2011

This 2011 Vintage Port Wine from Croft is deep purple black in colour. The complex seductive nose has the archetypal Croft opulence but displays impressive depth, background and reserves of aroma. A rich, powerful fruitiness provides the backdrop for heady scents of blossom and rock rose. Luscious ripe berry fruit flavour surges though the palate. The wine’s velvety texture is underpinned by taut, muscular, perfectly integrated tannins, which provide stamina with an attractive firmness and vigour to the finish. More virile and structured than some recent Vintages from this classic house, the 2011 nevertheless displays all the rich ripe fruitiness and exotic scented character associated with the Croft house style. The near perfect viticultural conditions which prevailed in the Douro Valley in 2011 was bound to allow for great things in Croft's highly regarded Quinta da Roêda. This Quinta always forms the core around which Croft craft their Vintage Port blend, yet in this excellent year all of the blend's components have been sourced from here, producing a scented, exotic and lusciously opulent style. In the words of wine-maker David guimareans, the high perfomance of Quinta da Roêda gave this vintage 'an additional layer of density and depth of flavour' with silky, integrated tannins and powerful grip on the finish. According to MD Adrian Bridge this vintage has the usual richness and aromatics of Croft, but stands out as 'one of the most muscular and powerful of recent Croft vintages.

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Taylor's Port, 1948

Taylor's Port, 1948

From the very good 1948 vintage, this very rare Taylors vintage port is one of the finest ports ever made This is one of the finest ports I have ever tasted! The 1948 Taylor strong tawny colour. On the nose there was a wonderful coffee, chocolate and tobacco with an alluring herbal aroma. On the palate this port has a luscious mouth-feel and a layered incredibly complex layers of caramel, chocolate and coffee. This continued with an incredible log persistent finish. VWP tasting March 2017 BY NEAL MARTIN | MAY 7, 2018 There is Vintage Port and then there is the 1948 Taylor Fladgate. It remains a monumental Port that towers over the 20th century. Nineteen forty-eight is perhaps one of the lesser-known declarations compared to 1945 and 1963, although nine houses declared that year. Michael Broadbent described that as an “error of judgment” given the quality of the vintage in retrospect. I have been fortunate to taste the 1948 Taylors on several occasions, encountering one or two perfect bottles along the way. “Christopher & Co” bottled my most recent encounter in 1950, British merchants bottling a lion’s share of production in those days. With the recent declaration of the 2016 vintage, the 1948 serves as a timely reminder of the heights Vintage Port achieves with age. Deep in color, it appears more twenty-years old than seventy. The bouquet is exactly like the previous bottle in 2015, soaring from the nose with opulent raspberry, blackberry, clove, sage, vanilla and Medjool dates, perhaps this bottle more floral than others. The aromatics just feel exuberant and vivacious. The palate is beautifully balanced to the point where you barely notice the power locked inside this multi-faceted fortified. Red and black fruit, orange rind, cracked black pepper and smoke, later fig and a hint of cassis. The purity makes this so ethereal and the finish has been abraded by the passing decades to create a sense of harmony that only time and not winemaking can create. No doubt th...

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Taylor's Port, 1948

Taylor's Port, 1948

100 points - Neil Martin Vinous. The 1948 Taylor's has a strong tawny colour. On the nose there was a wonderful coffee, chocolate and tobacco. With an alluring herbal aroma. On the palate this port has a luscious feel on the palate and incredibly complex layers of caramel, chocolate and coffee. This continued with an incredible long persistent finish. VWP tasting March 2017 BY NEAL MARTIN | MAY 7, 2018 There is Vintage Port and then there is the 1948 Taylor Fladgate. It remains a monumental Port that towers over the 20th century. Nineteen forty-eight is perhaps one of the lesser-known declarations compared to 1945 and 1963, although nine houses declared that year. Michael Broadbent described that as an “error of judgment” given the quality of the vintage in retrospect. I have been fortunate to taste the 1948 Taylors on several occasions, encountering one or two perfect bottles along the way. “Christopher & Co” bottled my most recent encounter in 1950, British merchants bottling a lion’s share of production in those days. With the recent declaration of the 2016 vintage, the 1948 serves as a timely reminder of the heights Vintage Port achieves with age. Deep in color, it appears more twenty-years old than seventy. The bouquet is exactly like the previous bottle in 2015, soaring from the nose with opulent raspberry, blackberry, clove, sage, vanilla and Medjool dates, perhaps this bottle more floral than others. The aromatics just feel exuberant and vivacious. The palate is beautifully balanced to the point where you barely notice the power locked inside this multi-faceted fortified. Red and black fruit, orange rind, cracked black pepper and smoke, later fig and a hint of cassis. The purity makes this so ethereal and the finish has been abraded by the passing decades to create a sense of harmony that only time and not winemaking can create. No doubt that well-stored bottles will reach the century mark and still be going strong. Broadbent suggested that the 1948 stand...

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