The firm was founded in 1865 by two young Norwegians, Theodor Wiese and Dankert Krohn. Over the following century and a half the firm built up an outstanding reputation for its old cask-aged Ports, in particular its ‘colheitas’ or single harvest tawnies. Krohn is also noted for its finely-constituted Vintage Ports sourced from top properties in the Cima Corgo area, including Krohn’s own estate of Quinta do Retiro Novo in the Rio Torto valley. In this area the nature of the soil where the vines are growing, the altitude, the locality, the (low) productivity and the slope of the vineyards are particularly favourable to the production of quality Ports.
Deep purple-black center with a vivid purple rim. The quality of the fruit is immediately apparent on the nose with ripe, dark berry aromas, but there are also crisp red berries, fresh plum and apricot to provide lift and vigor. The nose is very aromatic with notes of rock rose blending with savory marjoram and thyme and floral scents of rose and violet. The palate is svelte and racy, with tightly wound, linear tannins and fresh berry fruit flavors carrying through into the long finish. A beautifully expressive Vintage Port, fine and fragrant, but with the depth and intensity characteristic of the 2017 vintage.