Really smooth, silky and elegant in texture with balanced acidity, dried fruit and spice notes. The flavours really linger on the palate. This has all the colour and richness typical of the excellent 2000 vintage combined with mellow, spicy characters from 9 years in cask.
Krohn are a small family-owned Port house run by brother and sister Jose and Iolanda Carneiro. Long renowned for the quality of their sublime Colheitas (single vintage tawnies), they produce a remarkably complete range for a small house and each wine excels in its category. The Quinta do Retiro Novo estate in Sarzedinho, in the Rio Torto valley, is all A grade vineyard. Vinification takes place here, with some of the top wines still being trodden by foot. All the wines are matured in cellars at Villa Nova de Gaia.
In the Vineyard
Port produced from a single year.
In the Winery
The Port spends at least 7 years maturing in wood, before being bottled, unfiltered.
2000 Vintage: "Dried figs and raisin flavours rub alongside chocolate, honey, caramel and sweet, dried apricots. Sweet but with an elegant finish. 'Very intense,' said Ivan Dixon." Sommelier Wine Awards 2011, Judges Comments