Vintage Ports are made exclusively from the grapes of one harvest. Bottled after two years in casks, it is in the bottle that the long, slow, ageing process transforms the young wine into a magnificent Vintage Port.
A Croft Vintage is only declared in years of optimum quality. These demanding standards mean that a Croft Vintage might be declared perhaps only two or three times in a decade.
Vibrant ruby colour turning to brick on the rim. Intense, rich, jammy damson and strawberry fruit aromas. Good depth and complexity on the nose, with additional notes of spice and leather. Finely structured palate with great balance....
A complex aroma with prominent notes of cassis and cedar wood. This is backed up with a combination of blackberries, raspberries, hints of spice and pencil shaving which is characteristic to Cabernet Sauvignon from the Helderberg region. A well integrated wine, with subtle tannins and juicy mouth feel. The dark fruit shows exceptional follow through, and the wine has great structure, and a long lingering finish.
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Rich, smooth and velvety. Very approachable and versatile with food. Look: Intense ruby red. Nose: Ripe cherries and sweet spices. Palate: Rich, intense cherries and berry fruit; good length and soft tannins.
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These are wines produced with ripe grapes that are not affected by botrytis cinerea; single variety wines that express the particularities of the region's furmint grape, and the mineral hints of its originally volcanic soil.
All this together with the more advanced vinification technologies and the use of new Hungarian oak barrels help to make Mandolas one of the leading white dry wines in Hungary.
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