A deep and youthful colour, with little development. The nose has intense plum and cherry, with sweet spices and hints of vanilla. The palate has more structure from fresh concentrated plum and cherry flavours and mirrors the nose with layers of fruit and spice. It is drinking well now, but still has many years ahead.
Wiese & Krohn was founded in 1865 by two Norwegians - Theodor Wiese and Dankert Krohn. 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. Since 2013 Krohn has been part of the Fladgate Partnership - alongside Taylor's, Fonseca and Croft.