2003 Croft

93Average Score
Red
12x75cl
-
2 Immediate | 1 Marketplace
£328.00
Scores & Notes
Average Score
93
Critic Notes

Gorgeous aromas of blueberries and dried flowers follow through to a sweet, full-bodied palate. Velvety and round, with lovely fruit. Long finish. Best after 2015. 6,500 cases made. – James Suckling , Wine Spectator 2006

Score: 96-/100Wine Spectator

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. Projected maturity: 2020-2045. Pierre Rovani, oct 2005

Score: 93-/100The Wine Advocate

The 2003 Croft has a relatively exotic nose for this Port, with cherry liqueur, peat, licorice and melted dark chocolate on the nose. The palate is medium-bodied with succulent, ripe black fruit. It is plush and heady, the acidity lower than the 2007 or 2009, so that the finish is rounded, decadent and spicy, without the tension and class of other vintages. It is a hedonistic delight, but it would not be my choice of Croft at the moment. Tasted March 2013. Jun 2013, www.robertparker.com

Score: 90-/100Neal Martin
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Product details
Country
Portugal
Region
Port
Sub-region
-
Colour
Red
Taste
Sweet
Alcohol %
20%
Product Type
Fortified wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
-
Country
Portugal
Region
Port
Sub-region
-
Colour
Red
Taste
Sweet
Alcohol %
20%
Product Type
Fortified wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
-
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