Quinta do Crasto, Touriga Nacional

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Quinta do Crasto, Touriga Nacional

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Tasting Note

This has astonishingly vibrant, soaring aromas of ripe damsons, exotic spices, tropical lilies and sandalwood. In the mouth it has a beautiful, rich, succulent, mouth-filling yet silky texture. There is quite a lot of tannin, but it shows marvellous polish. Intense and concentrated yet fabulously balanced and with amazing length, this is great now and will only get better. Stupendous! Drink 2019-2035.

— Tom King, Fine Wine Manager

Product Information

  • Red Wine

  • Red - Richly Textured & Full Bodied

  • Quinta Do Crasto

  • Portugal

  • Duoro

  • Touriga Nacional

  • 2016

  • Can be drunk now but will keep very well

  • 75cl

  • Cork

  • 14%

Winemaking

The grapes were sourced from 25 year old vines grown on terraced vineyards of schist soils, facing south and east. When ripe, the grapes were picked and taken to the winery in 25 kg plastic boxes, where they are rigorously inspected on a sorting table. The grapes were first foot trodden in a traditional stone tank (“lagar”) and after this they were transferred into an open stainless steel tank where the cap was pressed down with robotic pistons. Fermentation took place for 10 days under strict controlled temperature environment. Once the fermentation was completed, the grapes were gently pressed using hydraulic presses. The wine was then aged for 16 months in 225 litres French oak barrels.

Food Recommendation

A full bodied wine that suits rich heavy dishes. This is a real winter warmer ideal with hearty red meat dishes.

Press

  • 94/100 - This is the first Touriga Nacional offering since the 2012. When first seen about a year ago, it was lovely. It is more aromatic and sensual now but still very unevolved. It still has that subtle concentration to make you feel every ounce of the fruit on the palate while never seeming jammy. The tannins are very ripe, making this easy to approach right now, but there is grip on the finish and the fruit lingers beautifully. It is very suave and refined. This has upside potential in the cellar. It is certainly a star. Drink 2019-2040

    • The Wine Advocate, February 2019
    • Mark Squires
  • 17/20 - Inky dark like elderberry juice. Intense and intensely perfumed aroma that combines the dark fruit and violet character of Touriga plus the spicy sweetness of the oak, neither dominating and all meshed even though it still smells very young. That scented character on the palate, with a touch of bergamot but mostly rich, sweetly spiced, lightly toasty black fruit, blackberry and mulberry rather than cassis. Long spicy aftertaste. Needs more time but the harmony in this powerful wine is excellent. The tannins are smoother than on the Tinta Roriz 2015, still deep and firm but already polished. Drink 2020-2030

    • 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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