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Date Printed: 10/1/2014
Quinta do Crasto Douro Red Reserva Old Vines 2008
Quinta do Crasto Douro Red Reserva Old Vines 2008
(search item no. 110823)
Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 10/1/2014: $44.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2011 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2004 Wine & Spirits rating: 95 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

#62 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2011

Reserva Old Vines 2008 is brick red in color. This vintage has complex aromas of a mix of fresh dark wild red berries with very well integrated oak flavours of vanilla bean , fine grain cedar and cigar box. The palate is rich and full, with intense dark berries and fine grain oak tannins with great length.

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About Quinta do Crasto:

Located in the heart of the Douro Valley, on the right bank of the river mid-way between Regua and Pinhao, Quinta do Crasto has been in the family of Leonor and Jorge Roquette for over a century. Nestled on a privileged location in the Douro Demarcated Region, Quinta do Crasto dates back to ancient times. The name Crasto is derived from the Latin word "castrum," or Roman fort. With its commanding unobstructed view of the river, it is not difficult to imagine why the Romans would choose to occupy such a strategic site. Quinta do Crasto produces different styles of port and table wines each year. Together with their winemakers and their entire team, they seek to produce year after year wines that display the unique and beautiful characteristics of the Douro, through a tireless devotion to tradition, integrity and excellence.