Quinta do Crasto Douro Reserva Old Vines
100% Old Vine field blend
Deep ruby colour. Impressive and complex berry aromas with hints of spice and cocoa. Fine textured tannins perfectly integrated with fresh berry fruit flavours.
Around 30 varieties harvested from vines with average age of 70 years
Grapes completely destemmed and slightly crushed
Must fermented in temperature controlled steel tanks
Matured 85% French Oak, 15% American Oak for about 16 months
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A rich, full-bodied red that shows the characteristics of the Douro in their best light. Great to drink now, but even better in a few years.
Silver at Decanter WWA 2015 – “Complex cigar box aromas combine with blueberry, tar and violet notes. Lovely wine with good acidity and structure possessing a classic graphite minerality.”
94 points Wine Spectator “Powerful, rich and refined, with a lithe mouthfeel and flavours of boysenberry, sandalwood, macerated cherry and damson plum. Very minerally as well, featuring loads of spicy notes on the well structured, lingering finish.”
93 points with Mark Squires, erobertparker.com.
91 points Sarah Ahmed “Always great bang for your buck: sweet oak, floral lift, lashings of blackcurrant, juicy plum and crushed berry fruit. Long fine tannins and rolling acidity. Drink: 2015-2023”