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TECNICHAL INFORMATION Country of Origin: Portugal Region: Douro Valley (north of Potugal) Classification (Appelation ...Read more...
This wine could age a little more. I found there to be an unfortunate bitter after taste that might soften up with time. Tasted caramel/vanilla and... Read more
Cheap one from the WS Top 100 list. Read more
I have been enjoying several Douro reds from 2004 for the past year with great pleasure. I think most of them are reaching a beautiful plateau wher... Read more
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This wine could age a little more. I found there to be an unfortunate bitter after taste that might soften up with time. Tasted caramel/vanilla and blackfruit.
Cheap one from the WS Top 100 list.
I have been enjoying several Douro reds from 2004 for the past year with great pleasure. I think most of them are reaching a beautiful plateau where they will rest calmly for some years. But Vinha da Ponte 2004 is a truly amazing wine, full of power and finesse it is drinking lovely, balanced and complex still shows arguments to keep cellaring for future reward, but so very tempting right away! A cut above the best Douro can offer, which is a lot in my humble view
Fine mature smell with lots of Forrest tones! Medium body on the palate. Sweet fruit, good acidity and a lingering finish
External Reviews for Quinta Do Crasto Lbv Late Bottle Vintage Port Douro
TECNICHAL INFORMATION Country of Origin: Portugal Region: Douro Valley (north of Potugal) Classification (Appelation or equivalent): Grade ”A” vineyards D.O.C. Red Wine Grape variety/varieties: 100% Touriga Nacional Avarage age of vines: 20 years Vinification techniques: Grapes are hand picked in small plastic craters. Pumping over with hand plunging in temperature controled opened fermentation tanks. Bottled in May 2006 without fining or filtration. Winemakers: Dominic Morris and Susana Esteban “At Quinta do Crasto, Touriga Nacional grapes are always fermented separately, some as Port, some as Douro red wine. After24 hours of regular foot treading in” lagares” (granite tanks) this wine was fermented in open stainless steel tanks with constant manual pumping-over before being run off into French oak barrels to complete the fermentation. The wine shows a toasty, smoky bouquet with intense spicy fruit characters. The palate is long focused and very elegant, with ripe concentrated fruit, well integrated oak, good balance and fine structured tannins” Ageing in wood: 18 months Type of wood: French oak (100 %) Size of wood barrels: 225 to 300 liters Alcohol, vol %: 14,25 % (14 % by vol on the label) Sugar contents g/l: 4,3 g/dm3 Acidity g/l (tartaric acid): 5,11 g/dm3 PH: 3,65 Total production: 7.000 bottles (75 cl. / 750 ml.) Awards: 96 points Wine Spectator “Seductive, with deep, intense color and rich, loamy aromas and flavours of cassis, dark cherry and dark chocolate. Supple, finegrained tannins, and a long powerful finish of red pepper and smoke. Finely balanced and well structured. A monumental Touriga. Drink now through 2015.” Kim Marcus
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