Croft Vintage 2009 375ml
2009 will be remembered as a year of low yields. This was partly due to the small amount of fruit and also to the effect of the very dry ripening season. These hot, arid conditions produced concentrated musts, rich in colour, tannins and sugar and by early September the grapes had reached phenolic maturity. An early start to the harvest ensured that the wines had a good acid balance and avoided over ripeness.
REGIONDouro Valley, Portugal
TASTING NOTESDeep purple black. The nose is an opulent and seductive fruitiness. Eucalyptus and notes of lychee and passion fruit combine with exotic hints of leather, musk and cedar. The palate is round and velvety and the tannins are wrapped in succulent berry fruit.
FOOD PAIRINGThe traditional accompaniments to Vintage Port are Stilton and/or walnuts. Other cheeses to consider would be Cashel Blue, Roquefort or even a wonderful artisan Canadian cheese called Le Ciel de Charlevoix - a creamy, lightly blue veined cheese made with whole milk.
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