Croft Vintage Port 2000

Croft Vintage Port 2000

Notes on Viticultural Year and Harvest
 
A wet 1999 vintage was followed by a cold and dry winter. April and May were very wet with half the annual rainfall falling in these two months. June and July were dry.
 
August continued dry, with the first half being extremely hot. The end of August and early September had perfect ripening conditions with long warm days. A couple of days of rain between the 10th and 18th September produced the ideal conditions and finished off the ripening. The resulting wines were big and full bodied with intense colour and very attractive aromas.
Tasting Note
An opaque core with limpid ruby rim. The nose is very dense, much more introverted than the nineties Crofts and the alcohol more integrated into bouquet. The palate is full-bodied, very firm in structure with a little more austerity than usual. Very good delineation although it does not quite have the exuberance or the flamboyance of the vivacious ’94. Conservative and foursquare towards the finish with an attractive hint of blood orange on the aftertaste. Good length.
 
  • MUNDUSvini International Wine Awards, 2006, Gold Medal
  • Clive Coates, The Vine, July 2002, 17 points out of 20
"Good full colour. Plenty of depth on the nose. Nicely backward. Medium-full body. Good grip. Good ripe tannins. Not as burly as usual but plenty of vigour. Rich and long. Very good indeed. From 2015." 
  • www.erobertparker.com, Neal Martin, November 2007 – 93 points
An opaque core with limpid ruby rim. The nose is very dense, much more introverted than the nineties Crofts and the alcohol more integrated into bouquet. The palate is full-bodied, very firm in structure with a little more austerity than usual. Very good delineation although it does not quite have the exuberance or the flamboyance of the vivacious ’94. Conservative and foursquare towards the finish with an attractive hint of blood orange on the aftertaste.


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