Quinta Do Crasto Reserva Vinhas Velhas Douro 2011

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

65% new 85% French Average of 70 years old vines, unspecified mixed blacks aged in 65% new oak, 85% of which is French Toasty French oak on the nose, light though allowing the dusty, gentle soft fruit and a very flora base note of, blue flowers to rise from the glass. The super fine tannins and great integration here immediately become obvious as this shows of it’s silky, smooth and polished texture in the mouth with just the faintest chewy quality to the young fruit. Really quite elegant with a faint rustic edge this develops awesome textural complexity as the tannins and fine acidity grows in the mouth,along with fairly palate staining intensity of fruit on the palate. The finish is long, soft yet juicy finish, rich with wild cherry fruit, astringent red fruit, a hint of pomegranate and a very faint chocolate notion the finale. This is really lovely. 92pts

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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

Editorial Reviews for Quinta Do Crasto Reserva Vinhas Velhas Douro

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065212,980
4.50 5
Vintage: 2010 09/19/2013

65% new 85% French Average of 70 years old vines, unspecified mixed blacks aged in 65% new oak, 85% of which is French Toasty French oak on the nose, light though allowing the dusty, gentle soft fruit and a very flora base note of, blue flowers to rise from the glass. The super fine tannins and great integration here immediately become obvious as this shows of it’s silky, smooth and polished texture in the mouth with just the faintest chewy quality to the young fruit. Really quite elegant with a faint rustic edge this develops awesome textural complexity as the tannins and fine acidity grows in the mouth,along with fairly palate staining intensity of fruit on the palate. The finish is long, soft yet juicy finish, rich with wild cherry fruit, astringent red fruit, a hint of pomegranate and a very faint chocolate notion the finale. This is really lovely. 92pts


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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065212,980
4.60 5
Vintage: 2010 09/19/2013

Four and a half glasses




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