2017 Croft, 12x375ml

2017 Croft, 12x375ml

2017 Croft, 12x375ml


This offers bold aromas of plum, hoisin, leather and iodine. The palare is very ripe and fresh. Pure blackcurrant and black cherry dominate the palate. Supple tannins lend structure to this effortlessly well-integrated Vintage Port. It will drink best over the next 2-3 decades.

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Case size: 12 / Bottle size: 375ml

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Tasting Notes

Critics Score: 17.5

Publication: Julia Harding MW, jancisrobinson.com

Drinking Dates: 2026-2047

At least 50% of the fruit is from Roêda Serikos vineyard, a south-west-facing terrace on the right bank near Pinhão. Touriga Nacional, Touriga Francesa, Tinto Cão, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca. TA 4.71 g/l, pH 3.78, RS 101 g/l. 3,900 cases. Deep purple with wide purple rim. The most red-fruited of all the Fladgate 2017s so far but lots of sweet black cherry too. Much more gentle on the palate than the Fonseca and Taylor's and less obvious length, or at least much softer and chocolatey as it fades on the palate. This is all about the fruit and has lovely freshness and lively fruit purity. Mouth-watering finish of sweet-sour cherry flavours.

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2017 Croft, 12x375ml