Croft Porto Vintage Portugal Port Red 2003

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The Croft Ports as of late have gone through a sort of renaissance. This vintage will no doubt impress. Full of dark berries and licorice. Very sil... Read more

The 2003 Croft Vintage Port reveals an opaque, black-colored core with notes of dark ruby on the rim. Its gorgeously creamy, profound nose displays... Read more

The 2003 Croft Vintage Port reveals an opaque, black-colored core with notes of dark ruby on the rim. Its gorgeously creamy, profound nose displays... Read more

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Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
07/12/2007

The Croft Ports as of late have gone through a sort of renaissance. This vintage will no doubt impress. Full of dark berries and licorice. Very silken in texture with a rich, fruit-driven character that will last decades.


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09/16/2009

The 2003 Croft Vintage Port reveals an opaque, black-colored core with notes of dark ruby on the rim. Its gorgeously creamy, profound nose displays sweet dark cherries, black plums, pepper, raisin jam, and blueberries. Thick, satin-textured, and immensely rich, this opulent yet elegant wine is engagingly warm, concentrated, and harmonious. Copious quantities of plums, black cherries, jammy blackberries and spices are found throughout its personality as well as in its prolonged, spirit-tinged, finish. Projected maturity: 2020-2045.


External Review
04/18/2013

The 2003 Croft Vintage Port reveals an opaque, black-colored core with notes of dark ruby on the rim. Its gorgeously creamy, profound nose displays sweet dark cherries, black plums, pepper, raisin jam, and blueberries. Thick, satin-textured, and immensely rich, this opulent yet elegant wine is engagingly warm, concentrated, and harmonious. Copious quantities of plums, black cherries, jammy blackberries and spices are found throughout its personality as well as in its prolonged, spirit-tinged, finish. Projected maturity: 2020–2045.


External Review
04/18/2013

Bright, saturated ruby. Brooding aromas of bitter cherry, violet and licorice, lifted by a resiny nuance. Then densely packed, concentrated and fresh, with rich, fleshy flavors of kirsch and dark chocolate. Finishes with big, broad, thoroughly ripe tannins and very good lingering black cherry fruit. This is surprisingly easy to taste today but should age well on its ripe tannins and sheer balance.


External Review
04/18/2013

Gorgeous aromas of blueberry and dried flowers follow through to a sweet, full-bodied palate. Velvety and round, with lovely fruit. Long finish. Best after 2015.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
06/19/2013

[Barrel tasting] This is incredible on the nose and palate. It shows masses of wild black fruits with an almost exotic undertone. Full-bodied, medium-sweet and supervelvety. It goes on and on. No doubt one of the best of the vintage. Great Croft here; its single quinta Roeda must have delivered in 2003. This could be the best Port from here since 1945.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
06/19/2013

Jet black, opaque, dense appearance. The first burst of aroma is strikingly lead- and yellow grapefruit-like; swirling and more time in the copita open up the bouquet to scents of guava, paraffin, and tangerine; this is not a bouquet that you’d expect, yet one that captures the imagination. The palate entry sizzles with thrillingly tart, ripe, and chiseled flavors of Bing cherry and strawberry; at the midpalate stage, the acidity remains firmly in control, acting as the graceful underpinning for the fruity tastes and cherry, red currant, figs, prunes, and black raisins. Finishes with finesse and a gravitas seldom seen in Croft… until 2003.


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