Nutty Port, not cloying or overly done at all. Would definitely buy again, and certainly at <$20 bottle. — 24 days ago
The House of Croft, founded in 1678, was one of the earliest shippers of Port wines since the seventeenth century. Medium Amber with aromas of dried fruits and nutty earthy notes. On the palate flavors of juicy ripe red fruit, honey and raisins with nutty spice. Lingering sweet finish ending with toasty spices. Tasting Sample. Great value. — a year ago
Continuing to kick off the un-labor weekend early in the D&S Lounge.
For those of you who haven’t seen me post Kalinda, it’s a private label from K&L Wine Merchants. They buy a quality producers juice or have them make a wine for them. I don’t know who made this wine but, they are a quality Oakville producer. This bottle cost me $18.99 about eight years ago and it tastes better than some Napa Cabernets at $75 plus that I’ve had. You just have to wait on them 5-10 years. This is somewhere near its peak.
It’s a slice of blue fruit heaven. On the nose, blueberries, mulberries, olallieberries, plum, blackberries, black raspberries, dark cherries, strawberries, vanilla, sweet mixed berry cola, light cinnamon, soft dark spice, limestone minerals, dry crushed rock powder, dry top soil, black cherry licorice, a waft of dry herbs with bright dark red florals and violets.
The palate is round and full. Tannins are 80% resolved. The texture is sexy. The structure, length, tension and balance are in perfect harmony, (Seals & Croft/America on the album “Horse With No Name” style). Lush, ripe; blueberries, mulberries, olallieberries, plum, blackberries, black raspberries, dark cherries & strawberries. Vanilla, sweet mixed berry cola, light cinnamon, clove, touch of nutmeg, soft dark spice that penetrates the palate with some heat, tarry notes, dry stems, soft leather, tobacco with ash, graphite, limestone minerals, dry crushed rock powder, dry top soil, black cherry licorice, a waft of dry herbs with bright dark red florals and violets. The acidity is like a waterfall. The long finishes (minutes) is, round, lush, balanced, elegant harmony. It’s beautifully delicious.
Photos of; the D&S lounge lit up by candle power only and always. — 3 years ago
Lush, easy to drink and smooth — 4 months ago
The first thing that hits you is the smell. So fresh and peachy. A spicy sensation in the top of your tongue. Truly a gem. — 9 months ago
Had at a vinho Bar in Lisbon. NV. Lighter than aged Porto. Nice finish. — 3 years ago
black cherry, blueberry pie, strawberry seed, mocha, earth, toast. full body and good structure. — 6 months ago
Light citrus on the nose, pronounced pineapple and pear on the palate. Makes my mouth water. I love this wine. — 2 years ago