The Croft brand is one of the most distinguished of all Port wine producing houses. Founded in 1588, it is the oldest active company in the area and is particularly known for its Vintage Port wines, for its range of Port Reserva wines aged in wood and also for its Tawnies, styles that last through time thanks to the skill and experience that has been passed down from generation to generation. Behind each major wine producer is a large vineyard. The cornerstone of the distinctive style of the Croft house is the famous Quinta da Roêda, described as the jewel of Port wine properties. The wines of this magnificent property, which contains some of the oldest vineyards in the Douro region, form the heart of Croft's Vintage Port blend.
Vintage Port Wines are made exclusively from grapes from a single vintage. It is bottled after two years in vats, and it is in the bottle that the long and slow aging process transforms the young wine into a magnificent Vintage Port. A Vintage Croft is only declared in years of exceptional quality. These demanding quality standards mean that a Vintage Croft will only be declared two or three times a decade. Vintage Croft 1994 has compact and intense aromas of blackberry and cherry, followed by a firm flavor with a good tannin structure. This wine needs to age another ten to fifteen years. Vintage Croft 1994 won a prominent place in the Wine Spectator Magazine, having been awarded 96 points.
Very mineral, very ripe and exuberant black fruit in a fragrant and fresh set. Full of fruit and concentration, with beautiful harmony as a whole. Structured and with some dryness in a mouth with claw and character. Ends long.