Krohn 1965 Vintage Port in Wooden Gift Box 75cl

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Country Portugal
Port Type Vintage Port
Region Douro
Brand Wiese and Krohn
Grape Variety Port Blend
Size 75cl
ABV 20
Closure Type Cork
Vintage 1965
Maturity drink now
Food Match Great to be savoured with good stilton or gorgonzola or mature hard cheese
Style Rich and Mellow

An attractive pale, brick red colour. Krohn 1965 has a very fine, mature nose dispalying rich, opulent aromas of coffee and butterscotch overlaid with hints of apricot and tobacco. On the palate the Port shows exceptional elegance without the slightest heaviness. Rich, mocha flavours flow into the long warming mellow finish. A beautifully mature, Vintage Port, complex and seductive, showing great poise and finesse.

 

Each bottle of Krohn 1965 Vintage Port was hend-stencilled with the words “Vintage 1965″ at time of bottling. The bottle also features modern front and back labels and the Port is presented in a smart, wooden gift box.

 

Blended from Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca and Tinta Barroca

 

Decanting recommended before serving

Country Of Origin: Portugal

The 1965 Port Vintage was not an exceptional Vintage though some Port houses did make a declaration.  The 1965 was a very dry vintage, there was some rain in March, but the vines struggled and became very dry - rain came late, followed by cooler weather and more rain meaning a late maturity for the grapes. It was therefore a difficult vintage. This combined with a bit of an abundance of Vintage Port in the early 1960s with 1960, 1963 (a classic) and 1966 being declared meant only a handful of Port houses declared 1965 Vintage Port.

1965 was a very significant vintage for Wiese and Krohn as it was their centenary vintage. It was a small vintage and only 2600 bottles have ever been released and then only directly from the Krohn’s cellars.  This year, 2015, there has been a very small amount of this Port released to celebrate Krohn’s 150th Anniversary. 

Krohn 1965 Vintage Port will make an excellent 50th birthday present or 50th anniversary present in 2015.

Wiese and Krohn was founded in 1865 by two young Norwegians, Theodor Wiese & Dankert Krohn.  Edmundo Falcão Carneiro acquired the company in the 1930s and Wiese and Krohn was run by the second and third generations of the Falcão Carneiro family - brother and sister Jose and Iolanda - until 2013.  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.  

Krohn Port was acquired by the Fladgate Partnership (owners of Taylor, Croft and Fonseca) in 2013.  Krohn’s stocks of Port reach over 5 million litres and are stored in six cellars in Vila Nova de Gaia and one cellar in the Douro Region. They have exceptional stocks of aged tawny Port and colheita Port dating back to 1863

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.

Country Of Origin: Portugal

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