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Kobrand Celebrates a Quarter Century Partnership with Acclaimed Port Houses Taylor Fladgate, Fonseca and Croft

March 19, 2013
Wine Director David Guimaraens

For 25 years, this storied triumvirate of Port houses with impeccable pedigree has been a highly-valued jewel in the Kobrand portfolio. The renowned Port houses Taylor Fladgate, Fonseca and Croft together form a partnership, a family-run company, that now represents the eighth generation of the Yeatman family.

Originally from the Port house of Taylor, Fladgate & Yeatman with over 300 years of history, the family owns over 290 hectares of top-rated A-classified vineyards that encompasses several of the Douro Valley’s best-known estates, including Quinta de Vargellas and Quinta do Panascal. The partnership is comprised of three families: the Robertsons, the Bowers and the Guimaraens.

Taylor Fladgate, Fonseca and Croft have garnered numerous remarkable wine industry plaudits. Liv-ex Report named Taylor Fladgate as the No. 1 Winery in the World for average Robert Parker scores. Fonseca is the only house to ever be awarded 100 points by Wine Spectator four times, for the 1927, 1948, 1977 and 1994 vintages, and is ranked among the top 10 wineries in the world for average Robert Parker scores. Wine Spectator rated the Croft Vintage Port 1945 99 points, and the 2003 and 1994 vintages 96 points.

Fonseca brand page and Croft brand page.

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