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Quinta Do Crasto Douro Superior 2015 750ml

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750ml
country
Portugal
region
Douro
WA
91
WS
91
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WA
91
Rated 91 by Wine Advocate
The 2015 Tinto Crasto Superior is a blend of 50% Touriga Nacional, 20% Tinta Roriz, 25% Touriga Franca and just 5% Souzão, aged for 12 months in 35% new French oak. It comes in at 14.2% alcohol. Sourced from relatively young (11 to 13 years old) vines in Douro Superior (i.e., not in Crasto's Cima Corgo Quinta), this has become a beautiful bottling for the winery. At the winery's lower end, it is largely eclipsing their regular Tinto—still very nice and notably less expensive but not always as interesting or as concentrated. This is probably the best since the 2011. Very fruit forward and sappy this year, its combination of purity and intensity of flavor makes it sensationally delicious—but always with lifted, not jammy, fruit. That is, no doubt, a product of the vintage. The fresh, lively fruit and vivid flavor is what the 2015s mostly do. It is also 2015-like in another way—a very elegant mid-palate. The concentration is subtle, but there is respectable concentration. Plus, the tannins are ripe, and the texture is caressing. It's pretty fine. Will we feel that way in five years or ten? I think the freshness will preserve this nicely, but this is one of Crasto's reds where how well it ages really isn't going to be the point. Once you taste it, it will be hard to keep your hands off of it. ... More details
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Quinta Do Crasto Douro Superior 2015 750ml

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Region: Douro

The undisputed jewel in Portugal's crown is the beautiful wine region of Douro, located along the banks of the river from where it gets its name. The region itself is renowned around the world for its range of wonderfully aromatic fortified wines, as well as a wide variety of still red and white wines made from native grape varietals. Wineries in the Douro region utilize a huge amount of different local grapes for their characterful wines, but generally the most popular are made from Tinta Roriz, a rich and flavorful red wine grape related to Spain's flagship Tempranillo. However, there are plenty of different red and white grape varietals used in the region, all benefiting from the excellent hot weather and mineral rich terroir which characterizes the Douro valleys.
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Country: Portugal

One of the oldest regions of Portugal for wine production and vine cultivation is the Bairrada, the lush and clay-rich region responsible for an impressive range of red, white and rosé wines of exceptional quality. As with much of the country, this region benefits from long, hot summers, allowing the grapes to ripen to full maturity and thus carry a wide range of flavors and aromas. However, each region of Portugal produces wines which reach a high level of quality, from the more urbanized regions around Lisbon and Porto, where the famous fortified and Colares wines originate, to the island of Madeira and the Dao river valley, which each have their own distinctive wine cultures. The several thousand years of viticultural history in Portugal has allowed Portuguese wineries to master their own traditional techniques, which are still employed to this day across the country, yielding excellent results for the world to enjoy.