Quinta do Crasto Douro Reserva
Aromas and flavors of kirsch, chocolate and dark plum are the hallmarks of this sumptuous Portuguese red. Very silky tannins and zesty acidity carry the long, sandalwood and cherry-filled finish. Drink now through 2014. Only 7,016 cases made.
$68.00 / Bottle $816.00 / Case
Wine from parcels of old, low yielding vines (65 years old) are kept back for aging in new French and American oak for up to 18 months before bottling unfiltered. The wine may be drunk soon after its release but has the depth and concentration to develop in the bottle over the long term.
Quinta do Crasto, one of the most spectacularly situated of all properties in the Douro, was among the first Quintas to break out on its own. Owned and run by the Roquette family, Crasto has quickly established a world-wide reputation for the quality of both its Ports and red Douro wines. Attention to detail at every level from husbandry in the vineyards through careful handling of the grapes and selection of the wine has brought deserved success to Quinta do Crasto, earning it the accolade of Red Wine of the Year at the 1997 lnternational Wine Challenge.