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Quinta Do Crasto, Douro Reserva, Old Vines Award Winning

Quinta Do Crasto, Douro Reserva, Old Vines 2014

Douro

Portugal

Availability: In stock.

£23.00
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Product details

  • Winemaker

    Manuel Lobo
  • Hugely complex, this wine has concentrated aromas and flavours, married to wonderful freshness. It is lively and juicy - like biting into a just-ripe cherry that bursts in your mouth - and yet is far from straighforward, with intriguing nuances of spices, Mediterranean herbs, olives and well-integrated oak. This is irresistible now - and even better if you decant it first - but if you can, keep some bottles back for 2...5...7...or even 10 years, as it has both the guts and the balance to gain even more complexity with time.
  • Alcohol

    14
  • When to drink

    Can be drunk now but will keep very well
  • Bottle

    75
  • Style

    Richly Textured & Full Bodied Red

Press ReviewPress

Powerful dense, brooding, velvety, plush textures with blueberry, plum and bramble fruit. Floral complexity and mineral lift add layers of interest.

Gold MedalInternational Wine Challenge 2017

Winemaking

From plots of old (70+ years), low yielding vines with up to 30 different grape varieties are kept back for ageing in French and American oak barrels for up to 18 months. A high proportion of the grapes used in the blend are foot trodden in lagares. The wine may be drunk soon after its release but has the depth and concentration to develop in bottle over the long term. It is a complex, powerful wine with great intensity and a richly textured palate. It is always bottled without any fining or filtration.

Food recommendation

Lamb or kid, seasoned with rosemary, garlic and olive oil, and grilled outside over charcoal.

  • Vintage

    2014
  • Producer

    Quinta Do Crasto
  • Additional Varieties

    'Field blend' of up to 30 traditional Douro grape varieties
  • Closure

    Cork
  • Case Size

    6
  • SKU

    27956114

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