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Quinta Do Crasto Red Blend Douro 2006

Member Review by penguinoid:

I admit, my first time to try Portugese wine. A very interesting, unusual (from my perspective) wine. Smell is of sweet dark berries - blackberries, blueberries, a little bit of spice, oak/pencil shavings and maybe an earthy edge. Taste of dark berries, with beautiful earthy smooth tannins, and a bit spicy. Well rounded and warming. Tannins firm and harsher on the back palate, but still well integrated. A lovely, well balanced wine.

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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 Red Blend Douro

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Snooth User: penguinoid
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4.00 5
09/30/2009

I admit, my first time to try Portugese wine. A very interesting, unusual (from my perspective) wine. Smell is of sweet dark berries - blackberries, blueberries, a little bit of spice, oak/pencil shavings and maybe an earthy edge. Taste of dark berries, with beautiful earthy smooth tannins, and a bit spicy. Well rounded and warming. Tannins firm and harsher on the back palate, but still well integrated. A lovely, well balanced wine.


Snooth User: grittyk
523956137
3.50 5
03/18/2011

Not light as are many Douro table wines I've had. This is a serious wine. A bit too tart in my opinion given its other attributes.... the balance is a bit off. But absolutely enjoyable for a $15 wine--I will buy again. Douro reds are such an interesting change of pace.


Snooth User: rleite
11524452
5.00 5
01/02/2009

Five glasses


External Reviews for Quinta Do Crasto Red Blend Douro

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Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
05/12/2008

This red wine speaks of Portugal. It's plush with dark fruits, and espresso foam. Very rich and full of lively character on the palate. A great match for meat fare.



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