Quinta Do Crasto, Vinha Maria Teresa

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Quinta Do Crasto, Vinha Maria Teresa

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Tasting Note

A very special wine that is only made in outstanding vintages from an historic east-facing vineyard planted with at least 49 vine varieties. Intense, vibrant violet colour. On the nose there is great depth and complexity, with aromas of wild forest flowers, white pepper and soft dark chocolate. On the palate it is upfront yet in perfect harmony. It is full-bodied and richly flavoured, with superb tannin, acid and fruit balance. Intense, wild forest flowers and integrated oak and spice contribute to its impressive palate structure and length.

Product Information

  • Red Wine

  • Red - Richly Textured & Full Bodied

  • Quinta Do Crasto

  • Manuel Lobo

  • Portugal

  • Douro

  • 2015

  • Should be kept before drinking

  • 75cl

  • Cork

  • 15%

  • Environmentally Sustainable Viticulture

Additional Varieties

Field blend of up to 49 varieties, including Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Touriga Franca, Tinta Barroca, Tinto Cão, Tinta Amarela, Tinta Francisca, Sousão, Rufete, Arinto and Rabigato.


Grapes are hand picked and transported to the winery in small plastic crates, after which they are subjected to a very stringent selection for quality. Gentle crushing is carried out by foot in traditional stone 'lagares', and this is continued by robot 'feet' in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks during fermentation. The wine is then aged for 18 months in new 225 litre French and American oak barrels (80% and 20% respectively).


  • 96/100 - The 2015 Vinha Maria Teresa, a field blend from very old vines (100 years), was aged for 20 months in new oak (90% French, 10% American). It comes in at 14.6% alcohol. To my mind, this is usually Crasto's best bottling when it appears. So, too, this issue. This is a pretty terrific vintage for it. It takes all the virtues of the vintage—elegance, freshness, lifted fruit, intensity of flavor—and adds concentration, a serious backbone and a long, tasty finish. The first taste is all about sex appeal—as Crasto's wines go, this is the high-personality offering—but then the oak gets pulled in and you realize that the structure is exceptional too. It does not lack finesse either. You can approach this young, but it would be a mistake even in 2020. This has the potential to continue developing and improving for a decade or more. It may last for 30 years, maybe more. Give it a few years to come around.

    • The Wine Advocate, February 2018
    • Mark Squires
  • 18/20 - Deepest cherry red with inky core. Gorgeous aroma that is a combination of lifted red and black fruit, floral topnotes and a a dusty/rocky quality, though it is the fruit that shines most brightly. So complex even though so embryonic. There's plenty of evidence of the new oak in sweet spicy aroma and flavour, especially on the palate. The tannins are remarkably sauve even though they are compact and not fully resolved. Spicy, fresh aftertaste though the alcohol shows a little on the finish.

    • JancisRobinson.com, October 2018
    • Julia Harding MW

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Our free in-store collection service is available on via our website, or can be arranged by calling us on 01225 322810. Orders will be available for collection from the Great Western Wine Shop, Unit 3-4, Wells Road, Bath, BA2 3AP only. Please be aware handling time can be up to 48 hours (business hours) from point of ordering. You will be notified by the Customer Service team when your order is ready for collection. When collecting your order, please ensure you bring a valid photo ID, card used for payment along with a copy of your order. This can be a printed copy or you can show a copy of the email confirmation on your phone or tablet. If you are unable to collect your order within 30 days of purchase, your order will be cancelled and payment refunded.

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