Quinta do Crasto Douro Red Reserva Vinhas Velhas 2016 - 750 ML

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  • WE: 94
  • JS: 93
  • RP: 93

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Winemaker's Notes

The nose is very expressive, revealing the unique characteristics of its old vines: complex aromas of fresh gum cistus and berry fruit well integrated with light cocoa hints. Elegant on the palate, evolving into a firm wine, with excellent volume and a compact structure made of fresh, velvety-textured tannins. This is a wine with a distinctive identity and a long lingering, balanced finish.

This bold red pairs well with venison, beef and pasta dishes. 

Critic Ratings

Wine Enthusiast Review - Rated 94:
A blend of 30 grape varieties from vines aged at least 70 years old, this wine boasts density and a firm structure. It’s powered by tannins, dark black-fruit flavors and great concentration, and is an impressive wine that needs much more time. Drink from 2022.

James Suckling Review - Rated 93:
This has aromas of blackcurrants, dried geraniums, cloves and walnuts. It’s full-bodied with firm, integrated tannins and wonderful depth. Layers of ripe black fruit with cacao beans on the finish. Drink or hold.

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate Review - Rated 93:
The 2016 Reserva Old Vines (an average age of 70 years) represents 37 of Crasto's 42 plots and/or small vineyards of old vines. In 2016, three were discarded for poor performance, while Maria Teresa and Ponte were not included because they were bottled separately this year. It was aged for 16 to 18 months, depending on lot, in 65% new oak (85/15 French and American) and comes in at 14.5% alcohol. Solid in the mid-palate, this has impressive depth and a seductive demeanor. The finish lingers beautifully. After an initial creamy hit of texture, it becomes silkier and sensual. Beautifully balanced, this has moderate tannins.

Winery Quinta do Crasto
Country/Region Portugal
Year 2016
Grape Varietal Red Blend
Size 750 ML
ABV 14.5%
Wine Style Red Wine


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