A traditional style with youth and elegance
Crusted is a rare, traditional style of Port which is a blend of full bodied wines. It spends four years ageing in large wooden vats, is bottled with no filtration and then cellared for three years.
Elegant and understated, still youthful and tight, with impressive depth and background. The nose opens with pure brambly woodland fruit and hints of apricot and prune. It gradually opens up to reveal discreet notes of leather and exotic wood and delicate scents of violet.
The full bodied palate is supported by a tight mesh of sinewy tannins and finishes with an assertive grip. The intense dark berry fruit character of the nose re-emerges on the palate, lingering into the long finish.