Quinta Do Crasto, Douro Reserva, Old Vines

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Award Winning Quinta Do Crasto, Douro Reserva, Old Vines

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Tasting Note

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.

Product Information

  • Red Wine

  • Red - Richly Textured & Full Bodied

  • Quinta Do Crasto

  • Manuel Lobo

  • Portugal

  • Douro

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

  • 2016

  • Can be drunk now but will keep very well

  • 75cl

  • Cork

  • 14%

  • Yes


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.


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

    • International Wine Challenge 2017
    • Gold Medal

Customer Reviews

  • Will surely be 5 star in 5 years

    A full bodied complex wine with rich aroma a different , young but still friendly tannins, will surely be 5 star in 5 years.

    • 11110 Quality
    • 11110 Value for money

    Review by Hans koster (Posted on 16/11/2018)

  • Old vines magic!

    I enjoyed this wine immensely. Its got great depth and lovely oak and fruit integration. Despite the high alcohol its impossible to put down due to the sheer hedonistic pleasure you get receive from the wine and I would say it might be difficult to find many better bottles for the price with the same originality, sense of place and value for money.

    • 11111 Quality
    • 11111 Value for money

    Review by Matt (Posted on 06/07/2015)

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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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