Arguably the most prestigious Port house in the world, Taylor Fladgate has earned a global reputation for producing wines of remarkable consistency and exceptional quality. Known especially for its sought after Vintage Ports, venerable Tawnies, and for pioneering the Late Bottled Vintage (LBV) and White Port categories, today Taylor Fladgate is proud to be the only Port company that has remained 100% family run throughout its history.
This superb example of aged Tawny Port is made from selected grapes from the best vineyards in the Douro Valley. Individual wines produced in different vintages are aged in 600-liter oak casks for an average of 10 years, over which time they lose their young, dark purple-black color and gain the distinctive "tawny" hue from which the wine takes its name. With an intenseamber tawny color, the wine has sweet, elegant apricot flavors, delicate wood notes and rich, seductive aromas of mature fruit. Full bodied and highly concentrated.
Fonseca Guimaraens is consistently one of the world's top vintage Port producers. Founded in 1822 when Manuel Pedro Guimaraens acquired a majority in the merchant company Fonseca & Monteiro, successive generations of Guimaraens have upheld the family's reputation for producing bold, expansive and complex Port winest.
Fonseca Bin 27 is a Reserve Ruby Port blended from reserve wines selected for their intense depth of color and fruit character. Aged for four years in neutral wood vats before bottling, this fruity wine shows fresh, rich blackberry and cassis aromas. On the palate, it has a well-knit structure, with a velvety, luscious mouthfeel and smooth tannins.
White Port was first introduced by Taylor Fladgate in the 1930s. Produced very similarly to that of Ruby Port, White Port is fermented longer before grape spirits is added to stop the fermentation, leaving less residual sugar for a drier style of wine. Pale straw gold in color, the wine is lightly sweet with a vibrant acidity and round, velvety texture. White fruit aromas and flavors are offset by light oak notes.
Founded in 1588 during Elizabeth I's reign and the year of the first recorded shipments of Port wine, Croft is known for fine structured, fruit-driven Ports. Most recently, Croft has created the Rosè Port category with CROFT PINK, an innovative, lighter style Ruby Port. Its fresher, fruiter style and delicate pink color was created specifically to be a terrific element in cocktails.
Croft created the Rosè Port category with CROFT PINK, an innovative, lighter style Port with a unique crisp and fruity flavor. It can be served chilled in a wine glass or over ice, with a splash of soda and a slice of lemon. Attractive floral notes underline the exuberant and aromatic raspberry aromas, while the palate is full of deliciously ripe cherry and berry flavors with lovely nuances of honey and grapefruit.
Croft Fine Tawny Port has a full tawny color with good depth and clarity. This smooth, wellbalanced Port is made from three to four year old wines picked for their ability to mature quickly to produce a mellow, rounded flavor. This Tawny Port has wonderful nutty, butterscotch and dried raisin characteristics.