This year began with a very wet spring - which was welcome after the dry conditions of 2015 - which meant that the ripening season started late and on around the 11th of July, there was an onset of very hot and dry weather which continued until mid-September. The picking at Quinta da Roeda began on the 17th of September.
This is an intensely purple port with a nose of ripe strawberries and blackcurrants with notes of rock rose and eucalyptus evident of the Croft Vintage Port style. The palate shows a surge of rich berry fruits and is support by close-knit tannins.
An elegant and aromatic Vintage Port awarded 97 points by James Suckling.