Croft

Croft

Croft has to be one of the most distinguished names in the Port industry. Founded over 300 years ago by a Yorkshireman, John Croft, who was one of the intrepid band of merchants to export wines to a British market unable to buy from Napoleonic France due to war. The firm’s activity dates back to 1588 which was also the first year of the first ever recorded shipments of Port wine.

John Croft published his treatise on the Wines of Portugal in 1788 which subsequently placed the Croft family at the forefront of the British community based in Oporto. This treatise gives a valuable insight into the early days of the Port Wine Trade.

In 2001 Croft was sold to the Taylor-Fladgate Fonseca group with Adrian Bridge as current managing director. There are no longer any members of the Croft family in the firm and like other famous names; Croft has in recent years become swallowed up by multinationals, though the brand remains strong as they retain their own distinctive style and identity. The Croft family maintained its affection for the fortified wines of the Douro and the late Percy Croft famously stated “Any time not spent drinking Port is a waste of time.” 

Quinta da Roêda was planted early in the eighteenth century during a great surge in demand for Port after the 1703 Methuen Treaty in which England agreed to tax a third less on Portuguese wine than on French wine. Subsequently Quinta da Roêda has been recognised as one of the great Port vineyards and nineteenth century poet Vega Cabral is to have said: “If the wine district were a golden ring, Roêda would be the diamond.”

The vineyard draws its character from new Port making technologies as well as maintaining it’s commitment to traditional foot treading for its vintage Port wines, producing full and fruity Port. 

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Item Case format   Availability Price per case
James Suckling97/100
BBX marketplace BBX 6 x 75cl bottles BBX
1 case £210.00
BBX
2016 Croft, Port, Portugal
Red
2016
Lay down
Full Bodied
Luscious
20.5% Alcohol
BBX marketplace BBX 6 x 75cl bottles BBX
1 case £145.00
BBX marketplace BBX 6 x 75cl bottles BBX
2 cases £145.00
BBX
2015 Croft, Quinta da Roêda, Port, Portugal
Red
2015
Lay down
Full Bodied
Luscious
20.0% Alcohol
Wine Advocate94/100
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BBX marketplace BBX 6 x 75cl bottles BBX
2 cases £268.00
BBX marketplace BBX 6 x 75cl bottles BBX
New To BBX
1 case £288.00
New To BBX
BBX marketplace BBX 6 x 75cl bottles BBX
1 case £298.00
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BBX
2009 Croft, Port, Portugal
Red
2009
Lay down
Full Bodied
Luscious
20.0% Alcohol
BBX marketplace BBX 1 x 225cl special BBX
1 case £350.00
BBX
2017 Vintage Port Trio Pack, 1x Taylors, 1xFonseca, 1xCroft, Douro, Portugal
Red
2017
Lay down
Full Bodied
Luscious
20.5% Alcohol
Wine Advocate92-95/100
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BBX marketplace BBX 6 x 75cl bottles BBX
4 cases £200.00
BBX marketplace BBX 6 x 75cl bottles BBX
2 cases £268.00
BBX marketplace BBX 6 x 75cl bottles BBX
1 case £288.00
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BBX
2011 Croft, Port, Portugal
Red
2011
Lay down
Full Bodied
Luscious
20.5% Alcohol
Wine Advocate93/100
BBX marketplace BBX 6 x 75cl bottles BBX
1 case £250.00
BBX
2007 Croft, Port, Portugal
Red
2007
Drink, youthful
Full Bodied
Luscious
20.0% Alcohol
Wine Advocate93/100
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BBX marketplace BBX 12 x 75cl bottles BBX
New To BBX
1 case £425.00
New To BBX
BBX marketplace BBX 12 x 75cl bottles BBX
1 case £450.00
BBX marketplace BBX 12 x 75cl bottles BBX
1 case £475.00
BBX marketplace BBX 12 x 75cl bottles BBX
2 cases £500.00
BBX marketplace BBX 12 x 75cl bottles BBX
1 case £525.00
BBX marketplace BBX 12 x 75cl bottles BBX
New To BBX
2 cases £550.00
New To BBX
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BBX
2003 Croft, Port, Portugal
Red
2003
Drink, at peak
Full Bodied
Luscious
20.5% Alcohol
Wine Advocate90/100
BBX marketplace BBX 12 x 75cl bottles BBX
1 case £500.00
BBX
2000 Croft, Port, Portugal
Red
2000
Drink, at peak
Full Bodied
Luscious
20.5% Alcohol
BBX marketplace BBX 3 x 75cl bottles BBX
1 case £245.00
BBX
2017 Croft, Quinta da Roêda, Serikos, Port, Portugal
Red
2017
Lay down
Full Bodied
Luscious
20.0% Alcohol
BBX marketplace BBX 12 x 75cl bottles BBX
1 case £400.00
BBX
1994 Croft, Port, Portugal
Red
1994
Drink, at peak
Full Bodied
Luscious
20.5% Alcohol
BBX marketplace BBX 12 x 75cl bottles BBX
1 case £345.00
BBX
1997 Croft, Quinta da Roêda, Port, Portugal
Red
1997
Drink, at peak
Full Bodied
Luscious
20.0% Alcohol
BBX marketplace BBX 12 x 37.5cl half bottles BBX
1 case £150.00
BBX
2018 Croft, Quinta da Roêda, Port, Portugal
Red
2018
Lay down
Full Bodied
Luscious
20.0% Alcohol