89-92 POINTS - Wine Spectator -
“Very pretty aromas of blackberry and dark chocolate, with hints of green leaf. Excellent nose.”
One of the original founding Port houses, Croft traces its origins to 1588 when the company was established in England by Henry Thomson, a member of the Merchants Company of York. The Croft family, who joined the partnership in 1736 and gave the firm its present name, served the Port trade with great distinction.
Croft is one of the most famous Vintage Port producers. Its reputation derives from its ownership of Quinta da Roęda, one of the finest estates in the Douro Valley, and from such legendary wines as the Croft 1945, recognized as one of the best of that landmark year.
In 2001 this ancient and distinguished firm was acquired by the owners of the Taylor and Fonseca Port houses and since this return to family ownership has consolidated its position as a ‘first growth’ Vintage Port producer.
Croft’s Managing Director Adrian Bridge commented: “We were delighted to see the Croft 2003 recognized as one of the top wines of the vintage. Now the outstanding quality of the Croft 2007 will further consolidate the iconic status of this historic firm.”