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Croft Late Bottled Port 1994

Winemaker's Notes:

"The 1994 Croft exhibits an impressive dark ruby/purple color, and a developed, forward, more evolved style than expected. It is moderately sweet, full-bodied, expansive, pure, and rich, but made in an up-front, flattering style. Although outstanding, it is not one of the superstars of the vintage. It will keep for twenty years. Anticipated maturity: 2000-2020." Wine Advocate # 107<br/>Oct 1996<br/><br/>

Croft - Vinhos, S.A:
Roêda has long been recognised as one of the great Port vineyards and in the Douro Valley there is a common saying, attributed to the nineteenth century poet Vega Cabral, which goes ‘if the wine district were a golden ring, Roêda would be the diamond’.

External Reviews for Croft Late Bottled Port

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

The essence of grapes. Full-bodied and tannic, yet very classy and refined. Itandrsquo;s got grip, but rather than smashing you over the head with structure, it seduces gently with its wonderful, well-toned muscles. Best Croft since 1945. Better after 2010.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

This impressive vintage port may turn out to be the most impressive wine from Croft in decades. The healthy purple/black color is followed by copious amounts of licorice, chocolate, and over-ripe black fruits. Full- bodied and unctuously-textured, with layers of juicy, succulent, full-throttle fruit, glycerin, high alcohol, and powerful tannin, this large-scaled, youthful vintage port will benefit from 7-10 years of cellaring. It should drink well for 30+ years.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Vintage Port partisans will be arguing over the relative merits of 1991 and 1992 for years. This first salvo makes a great case for 1991's potential, a massive wine with terrific black fruit aromas and flavors. You would have to go back to 1966 to find a Croft Port this good.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
06/03/2015

The 1994 Croft exhibits an impressive dark ruby/purple color, and a developed, forward, more evolved style than expected. It is moderately sweet, full-bodied, expansive, pure, and rich, but made in an up-front, flattering style. Although outstanding, it is not one of the superstars of the vintage. It will keep for twenty years. Anticipated maturity: 2000–2020.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

Opaque blackish hue with a ruby edge. Full-bodied. Balanced acidity. Highly extracted. Moderately tannic. Black fruits, licorice, lacquer. Quite aromatic with an extremely rich and flavorful mouthfeel. Dark and powerful flavors have a fine grip and intensity, while the full-throttle character of the wineandrsquo;s other components bode well for decades of cellars.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

The 1994 Croft exhibits an impressive dark ruby/purple color, and a developed, forward, more evolved style than expected. It is moderately sweet, full-bodied, expansive, pure, and rich, but made in an up-front, flattering style. Although outstanding, it is not one of the superstars of the vintage. It will keep for twenty years. Anticipated maturity: 2000andndash;2020.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Incredible aromas of crushed blackberry and raspberry. Full-bodied and medium sweet, with a very velvety and round texture. Goes on and on. Gorgeous vintage Port. Drink now through 2015.


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"The 1994 Croft exhibits an impressive dark ruby/purple color, and a developed, forward, more evolved style than expected. It is moderately sweet, full-bodied, expansive, pure, and rich, but made in an up-front, flattering style. Although outstanding, it is not one of the superstars of the vintage. It will keep for twenty years. Anticipated maturity: 2000-2020." Wine Advocate # 107<br/>Oct 1996<br/><br/>

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