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Date Printed: 9/23/2014
Quinta do Crasto Douro Red Reserva Old Vines 2009
Quinta do Crasto Douro Red Reserva Old Vines 2009
(search item no. 113207)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 9/23/2014: $44.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 93 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:

The 2005 vintage of this wine was ranked #3 on the Wine Spectator's Top 10 Wines of 2008

Brick red in color with intense and lifted complex aromas of spices and wild Douro bush (Esteva) combined with fresh red wild berries. Great complexity. The mouthfeel is impressive and elegant upfront, developing to a rich, full and round palate, of great balance. This wine displays rich Douro berry fruit characteristics with integrated oak tannins and great length on the finish.

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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.