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Quinta da Roêda Vintage 2005

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Quinta da Roêda is the cornerstone of Croft’s reputation as a producer of superb Vintage Ports. Its characteristically plump, full, vigorously fruity wines, with their hallmark
aroma of Gumcistus, the aromatic bush, are the quintessence of the inimitable Croft house style.

Tasting Notes: Deep ruby black, narrow purple red rim. Fine, complex black fruit nose, jammy, strawberry and cherry. Nicely balanced palate with volume but firm tannins. Attractive fruit flavour, a little closed up still, but a very fine wine.

viticultural year and harvest

The winter preceding the 2005 harvest was extremely cold and dry leaving the reserves of water severely depleted after an already dry and hot 2004.

The growing season started later than usual as a result of the cold weather and the shortage of water. The whole growing season was marked by lower vigour and small berry size for all grape varieties.

From May 16th until 6th September there was no further rain. However, in spite of the extreme heat and drought like conditions, the ripening process continued normally, although at a slower pace than usual. Fortunately, the dry summer conditions were relieved by steady rainfall between 6th and 9th September, giving the vines the critical relief that they needed, enabling them to complete the ripening process and deliver a perfectly ripe and well balanced crop.



Neal Martin
Robert Parker - Wine Advocate, 2007
94 Points
"it blossoms in the glass and develops an entrancing bouquet of black cherries, violets, rose petals, blood orange and garrigues. That garrigues quality infuses the palate, which is full-bodied and muscular, quite firm tannins with layers of black fruits and a touch of book orange waving au revoir on the finish. A superb Roêda. Drinking 2015-2035."
Roger Voss
Wine Enthusiast, 2008
91 Points
"This is a superlative vineyard, and this wine shows its true character, a big, hearty wine, but one with a structured core of mineral, rich fruits and dark tannins. With its concentration, expect it to age well over 10 years and more."
Wine & Spirits
, 2008
90 Points
"Top 100 Best Wines"

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