Made only in the very finest years – known as ‘declared’ vintages – Vintage Ports are blended from the best produce of the Taylors, Fonseca and Croft own estates. The 2007 growing season was preceded by a wet winter that replenished water reserves after four hot, dry years. The humid conditions continued into spring and early summer with lower than average temperatures combined with periods of rain.
The first two weeks of September saw constant daily temperatures of between 35ºC and 38ºC. These warm and dry conditions brought the crop to perfect maturity, advancing the production of sugar and phenolics while retaining the excellent natural acidity resulting from the relatively cool summer. As a result the harvest produced perfectly balanced musts which have produced stylish and elegant Vintage Port, full of vitality, with a superb fresh concentrated
Taylor's 2007 Vintage Port - Opaque, purple black colour, with a nose of dense blackcurrant and woodland fruit overlaid with scents of violet.
Croft 2007 Vintage Port - fruity, deep purple black, displays a characteristic abundance of rich plump fruit.
Fonseca 2007 Vintage Port - Inky black colour, thick velvety and wonderfully well integrated tannins enveloped in succulent jammy fruit flavours.