89 points Wine Spectator: Offers an effusive aroma of red fruits, with intense, lively flavors to match, including boysenberry, blueberry and blackberry flanked up by expressive notes of underbrush and spice. The finish shows notes of spice and crushed stone. Drink now through 2017. (6/15/13)
Editorial Reviews for Crasto
A blend of Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca, Touriga Franca e Touriga Nacional from relatively young vineyard with some vines up to 30 years old. Little oak used, in this vintage 5% 85% French, and 15% American, Buttery and dusty on the nose with perfumes of faded roses, cracked pepper and spicy red fruit with a hint of VA. Easy drinking on entry with a round softness on the palate and simple, slightly sweet cut plum fruit with an inky edge and a hint of juniper leading to a short slightly chunky cocoa dusted finish, 85pts
Four and a half glasses
Don't not let the modesty of this entry fool you: here is a wine with wonderful berry and plum nose with a savage nature that compels and does not alienate. The palate is soft, luscious and just a teeny bit sweet with blackberry, wild huckleberry and other flavors of a wilder state. Balanced, full with a hint of bitters, this wine is a steal. 88 points.