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2003 Croft Vintage Port

PORTUGAL / PORTO/DOURO /
  • 93 WA
  • 96 WS
  • 90 IWC
  • 85 JR
  • Variety
    Port Blend

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SKU: 49030-2003

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$1.00

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90

    ($71) 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. (Kobrand Inc., New York, NY)
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: January/February 2006
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 96

    Gorgeous aromas of blueberries and dried flowers follow through to a sweet, full-bodied palate. Velvety and round, with lovely fruit. Long finish.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17

    Not quite as dark as the Skeffington. Prunes and richness on the nose. Very sweet and rich at the start of the palate. Lively and then marked acidity. A little awkward and disjointed at the moment.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

    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.
    Author: Pierre Rovani
  • Self | Rating:

    Drink Dates: 2015-2025
    Author: Mike
The House of Croft was founded over three hundred years ago. The earliest evidence of the firm's activity as a Port shipper dates from 1678, coincidentally the year of the first ever recorded shipments of Port wine. The company was originally known as Phayre & Bradley after its founding partners and took its present name in 1736 when it was joined by John Croft, a member of an old and distinguished family of Yorkshire wine merchants. The Croft family played a prominent and influential role in the Port wine trade and elevated the House of Croft to the place of distinction which it occupies to this day. In 1911 the House of Croft was acquired by the Gilbeys, the distinguished English wine trade family. It is now owned and run by descendants of two old Port wine families, the Yeatmans and Fladgates. The place of distinction occupied by Croft and its wines is due in no small measure to its ownership of one of the finest estates of the Douro Valley, the famous Quinta da Roeda.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 455 bottles owned
  • 103 collectors