STORY BEHIND THIS WINE
Krohn Vintage is taken in the best years when a blend of ports from Quinta do Retiro Novo and other neighbouring vineyards produces the most complex wine with great potential longevity.
They are bottled two years after the harvest and in most cases spend many years maturing in the bottle. Through this ageing process Vintage Ports are kept away from the influence of the atmosphere, which makes them loose their colour very slowly and retain their typical fruitness.
Deep purple-black centre with a vivid purple rim. The quality of the fruit is immediately apparent on the nose. It displays the hallmark ripeness and dark berry aromas of Retiro Novo, the Krohn property in the Rio Torto valley, but there are also crisp red berries, fresh plum and apricot to provide lift and vigour. The nose is very aromatic, pungent notes of rock rose blending with savoury marjoram and thyme and floral scents of rose and violet. In the background there is an evocative woodland redolence of pine needles and bracken. The palate is svelte and racy, with tightly wound, linear tannins and fresh berry fruit flavours carrying through into the long finish. A beautifully expressive Vintage Port, fine and fragrant, but with the depth and intensity characteristic of the 2017 vintage.
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