Quinta Do Crasto, Tinta Roriz 2012

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Quinta Do Crasto, Tinta Roriz 2012

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Tasting Note

This is showing a beautifully refined sense of maturity, with subtle, spicy oak and herb aromas intertwined with cool, perfectly ripe fruit. Intriguingly, after some time in the decanter, this develops a more youthful character, with the fruit becoming fresher and more intense. Overall, this displays wonderful savour and complexity, and is perhaps the most refined and classic of the vintages. Drink now-2023.

— Tom King, Fine Wine Manager

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  • Red Wine

  • Red - Richly Textured & Full Bodied

  • Quinta Do Crasto

  • Portugal

  • Douro

  • Tinta Roriz

  • 2012

  • Can be drunk now but will keep very well

  • 75cl

  • Cork

  • 14.5


Fermentation takes place in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks for 10 days. Maturation is in new French oak.


  • 92/100 - The 2012 Tinta Roriz was aged for 16-18 months in new French oak, meaning that it was sourced from three of Crasto's vineyards, which were treated differently in barrel aging. It seems fresh and light on opening, but with aeration it kept putting on weight and showing off its structure. Beautifully textured, it is another in Crasto's lineup this year that seems surprisingly refreshing and sunny, if just a touch compact. It has more grip and tension than most of the lineup, though. It should become more expressive with time, but it is drinking pretty well now, too. Drink 2015-2030.

    • Wine Advocate, February 2015
    • Mark Squires
  • 16.5+/20 - Dark ruby with a soft rim. Plenty of sweet spice and vanilla from the oak, with sweet red-cherry fruit underneath, though the vanilla character is a little dominant at this early stage. Strongly sweet vanilla flavours on the palate too, a little too sweet for my taste but it is generous and rich and embryonic and there is lively freshness to bring balance. Firm, chewy tannins, lots to get your teeth into, and a sweet vanilla aftertaste. Some resemblance to young modern Rioja but there is still that dark, savoury quality that marks it out as Douro. Drink 2017-2022.

    • JancisRobinson.com, 26th March 2015
    • Julia Harding MW
  • The accountants will not be happy with 2012, but the winemakers and tasters certainly will be.

    • Symington Family Estates
    • Charles Symington

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