A 10-year wood-aged port. The wood ageing turns the port amber as it absorbs the colours and flavours of the wood. On opening the bottle, you smell ripened fruit, caramel, coffee and sultanas. When tasting, you will taste that same mature fruit, combined with nuts and notes of vanilla. This port is excellent for a few more years and the flavour will then increase in complexity.
About the winery: The Port house Wiese and Krohn was founded in 1865 by the young Norwegians Theodor Wiese and Dankert Krohn. Soon, only Dankert Krohn remained, and popularly the name of the house changed to 'Krohn'. For many years, this traditional house was owned by the Portuguese Carneiro family. Unfortunately, there was no succession within this family and in 2013 the business was transferred to the Portuguese family company the Fladgate Partnership. Even now, deep hidden in one of the six maturing cellars, there is still a cask containing port dating back to 1863. This predates even the founding of this solid port house. It declared its first Vintage port as early as 1927 and its first Colheita port in 1931. Not surprisingly, Krohn port has a name to uphold in Vintage and Colheita ports. The Krohn company has also included the 'Quinta do Retiro Novo' since 1989. This is a quinta with its own vineyards. The quinta is somewhat remote but in one of the best parts of the Douro Valley, the Rio Torto. From this quinta comes some of the grapes for the Vintage port released under its own name.
Heerlijk zacht van smaak, zoet fruit, lichte rooksmaak en hout.