Croft Reserve Tawny Porto
Croft Reserve Tawny Porto is an exciting new concept in Port Wine, combining the rich character of an aged tawny with ready-to-drink smoothness and spice. Reserve Tawny Porto is sourced in the traditional way: from the highest-quality individual growers in the Douro Valley, where the varying altitude and aspect of the vineyards creates the potential for a complex wine of great character. Drawn from a reserve of fine wood ports which have been aged an average of seven years in seasoned oak casks, the individual wines are then blended to guarantee consistency and quality. The result is a complex yet accessible tawny port that is perfect with dessert but that can be enjoyed at any time. Light brick red, with an amber hue. On the nose, rich red fruit, notes of caramel, raisins, and cloves. On the palate, cardamom, spice, butterscotch and elegant redcurrant, interwoven with attractive nutty aromas. Smooth and round on the palate, full of luscious strawberry jam flavors with an elegant finish. Pairings: Dried fruit, pecans, walnuts, figs, roasted almonds, desserts made with nuts (pecan pie), coffee or caramel, crème brûlée.
Wine EnthusiastThe wine is soft with caramel and vanilla flavors and ripe sultana tastes that give a rounded character. It has enough fresh acidity to balance the sweetness. The aftertaste has spice, wood and a crisp berry taste.