Established by Charles Skeffington in the late 19th century, Skeffington is a Port house that doesn't have the same brand recognition as many of its contemporaries but creates Ports rich in fruit that are refined, smooth and approachable. The house doesn't have its own vineyards, instead relying on its extensive and long-held relationships with growers to provide exceptional grapes that are vinified and matured at the Skeffington lodge in Vila Nova de Gaia.
Skeffington Vintage Port 2017
Intense purple ruby core with vivid purple rim. The nose displays vibrant red fruit, with crisp aromas of cranberry, cherry and lively notes of apricot. Behind this first wave of fresh fruit, are spicy aromas of cardamom and black pepper, warm notes of mocha and scents of eucalyptus. In contrast, the palate opens with a surge of dense, mouth filling tannins providing wonderful body and structure to the wine. This is followed by rich woodland fruit that continues through to the long finish. A beautifully toned wine of impressive structure