Quinta Do Crasto Flor de Crasto Douro 2012

Member Review by guilly94:

Appearance: Ruby, orange disk. Tears are close to each other, thin, but take a little time to form. Smell: Light, little animal, leather. Blueberries. Taste: Slightly acid but smooth. A little complexity. Blueberries. Green, grass. Overall: Good wine, is almost at its best. I think it will get there in a couple of years. It is a great wine to buy a 12-bottle box and see how it evolves with time. Detail: Roriz and Tempranillo are the same grape varietal.

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Quinta do Crasto:
Quinta do Crasto is located on the right bank of the river Douro, halfway between Régua and Pinhão. The quinta covers 130 hectares, of which 70 are planted with grade “A” vineyards. Sitting on a privileged location in the Douro Demarcated Region, Quinta do Crasto has been in the family of Leonor and Jorge Roquette for over a century. Like other great Douro quintas, its origins lie in ancient ti... Read more
Quinta do Crasto is located on the right bank of the river Douro, halfway between Régua and Pinhão. The quinta covers 130 hectares, of which 70 are planted with grade “A” vineyards. Sitting on a privileged location in the Douro Demarcated Region, Quinta do Crasto has been in the family of Leonor and Jorge Roquette for over a century. Like other great Douro quintas, its origins lie in ancient times (the name CRASTO comes from the Latin word castrum, a Roman fort). References to Quinta do Crasto date as far back as the early seventeenth century, long before the Douro became the world’s first demarcated wine region in 1756. Large investments were made over the last years to restructure the vineyards and install modern winery equipment, guaranteeing the production of high quality table wines, such as Crasto Douro Red, Quinta do Crasto Douro Reserva Old Vines, single variety wines (100 % Touriga Nacional and 100% Tinta Roriz) and single vineyard wines (Vinha da Ponte and Vinha Maria Teresa), as well as top port wine categories such as Late Bottled Vintage and Vintage Port. While using state-of-the-art vinification technology, the quinta has always retained its traditional foot treading method in granite tanks, called “lagares”. All the investments made in the past combined with the tradition and passion that is put into the wine making, has given Quinta do Crasto a prominent name in wine market scene, at home and abroad. Read less

Member Reviews for Quinta Do Crasto Flor de Crasto Douro

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Snooth User: guilly94
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Vintage: 2006 05/15/2009

Appearance: Ruby, orange disk. Tears are close to each other, thin, but take a little time to form. Smell: Light, little animal, leather. Blueberries. Taste: Slightly acid but smooth. A little complexity. Blueberries. Green, grass. Overall: Good wine, is almost at its best. I think it will get there in a couple of years. It is a great wine to buy a 12-bottle box and see how it evolves with time. Detail: Roriz and Tempranillo are the same grape varietal.


External Reviews for Quinta Do Crasto Flor de Crasto Douro

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
06/25/2014

Juicy, with red berry and cherry tart flavors, complemented by spicy accents. The soft finish carries tobacco and cedar notes. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
06/25/2014

This young and fruity wine brings out red berries, soft tannins and spicy acidity. It’s a wine to drink now, full of warm flavors and a smooth texture.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 01/03/2012

The 2008 FLOR DE CRASTO is Crastorsquo;s entry level wine, a blend of Tinta Roriz (60%), Touriga Franca (25%) and Touriga Nacional (15%) from young vines in the Douro Superior (planted in 2000) and aged wholly in stainless steel. This bottling was introduced to address a market segment aimed below the regular Tinto. This shows quite nicely this year, fruity but crisp, light but quite pleasing, with hints of earthiness. The tannins are soft and the wine has little upside potential. The principal caution with this and wines like this is to drink it young for best results. It hits peak fast, and is likely to decline just as fast, however long it holds in theory. There were 157,333 bottles produced. Drink nowndash;2012.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2008 04/18/2013

The 2008 FLOR DE CRASTO is Crasto’s entry level wine, a blend of Tinta Roriz (60%), Touriga Franca (25%) and Touriga Nacional (15%) from young vines in the Douro Superior (planted in 2000) and aged wholly in stainless steel. This bottling was introduced to address a market segment aimed below the regular Tinto. This shows quite nicely this year, fruity but crisp, light but quite pleasing, with hints of earthiness. The tannins are soft and the wine has little upside potential. The principal caution with this and wines like this is to drink it young for best results. It hits peak fast, and is likely to decline just as fast, however long it holds in theory. There were 157,333 bottles produced. Drink now–2012.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2008 01/10/2013

The 2008 FLOR DE CRASTO is Crastoandrsquo;s entry level wine, a blend of Tinta Roriz (60%), Touriga Franca (25%) and Touriga Nacional (15%) from young vines in the Douro Superior (planted in 2000) and aged wholly in stainless steel. This bottling was introduced to address a market segment aimed below the regular Tinto. This shows quite nicely this year, fruity but crisp, light but quite pleasing, with hints of earthiness. The tannins are soft and the wine has little upside potential. The principal caution with this and wines like this is to drink it young for best results. It hits peak fast, and is likely to decline just as fast, however long it holds in theory. There were 157,333 bottles produced. Drink nowandndash;2012.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2008 04/18/2013

Taut and juicy, with red plum and currant flavors joined by notes of sandal wood. Licorice and black olive hints mark the finish. Tinta Roriz, Touriga Franca and Touriga Nacional. Drink now through 2014.



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