Quinta do Crasto

'Crasto' Douro Red Blend

8.8423 ratings
8.952 pro ratings
Douro, Portugal
Tinta Roriz, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Barroca, Touriga Franca
Potato, Tomato-Based, Venison, Mushrooms, Pungent Cheese, Lamb, Chocolate & Caramel, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Hard Cheese, White Rice, Pasta, Chili & Hot Spicy, Pork, Beef
Top Notes For
Maggie Harrison

More structure on day two- less ripe and more grip.

More structure on day two- less ripe and more grip.

Oct 20th, 2018
Allison Lyzenga

Deep purple; medium plus intensity aromas of ripe black plum, blackberry, blueberry, bramble, clove, chocolate; dry, high acid, medium tannins, medium alcohol, medium plus body, medium plus intensity flavors of blueberry jam, chocolate, vanilla, clove; medium finish

Deep purple; medium plus intensity aromas of ripe black plum, blackberry, blueberry, bramble, clove, chocolate; dry, high acid, medium tannins, medium alcohol, medium plus body, medium plus intensity flavors of blueberry jam, chocolate, vanilla, clove; medium finish

Oct 13th, 2017
8.3

35% Touriga N., 30% Tinta Roriz, 30% Touriga Fr., 10% Tinta Barroca. Viscous, thick tannins and almost non existent acidity. Rich in dried red fruit, almost raisiny with hints of vanilla. M+ finish, a bit liquorice. Too young maybe for its characteristics.

35% Touriga N., 30% Tinta Roriz, 30% Touriga Fr., 10% Tinta Barroca. Viscous, thick tannins and almost non existent acidity. Rich in dried red fruit, almost raisiny with hints of vanilla. M+ finish, a bit liquorice. Too young maybe for its characteristics.

2 people found it helpfulJun 13th, 2013
David Shaw

Densely extracted, purple-red. Floral, violet, butter and wood in nose. Plum, cherry, blackberry and chocolate in mouth, black currant finish. Later, earthy. Slight seed tannin bitterness, tactile prickliness and moderate (and increasing with aeration) astringency in aftertaste. North America could use more decent Portuguese reds like this.

Densely extracted, purple-red. Floral, violet, butter and wood in nose. Plum, cherry, blackberry and chocolate in mouth, black currant finish. Later, earthy. Slight seed tannin bitterness, tactile prickliness and moderate (and increasing with aeration) astringency in aftertaste. North America could use more decent Portuguese reds like this.

1 person found it helpfulSep 21st, 2018
Anthony Lombardi

Evoked their VP's & LBV ports. That smokey plummy fruit, but more of a creamy/less tannic texture on this one. Fruit is wildly vibrant for an 11 year old. Spaghetti & meatballs/Wednesday night/qpr winner.

Evoked their VP's & LBV ports. That smokey plummy fruit, but more of a creamy/less tannic texture on this one. Fruit is wildly vibrant for an 11 year old. Spaghetti & meatballs/Wednesday night/qpr winner.

1 person found it helpfulMay 5th, 2016
Ryan Mullins

The most consistent dry wine producer I have experience with. Lavender and dirty strawberry

The most consistent dry wine producer I have experience with. Lavender and dirty strawberry

1 person found it helpfulMay 29th, 2015
Angela Bortugno

Floral aromas and intense berry flavors. Supple and elegant with a lovely, long finish. Great with my ramen at Dune in Nantucket.

Floral aromas and intense berry flavors. Supple and elegant with a lovely, long finish. Great with my ramen at Dune in Nantucket.

1 person found it helpfulMay 16th, 2015
John Howard

Harvest production at Hirsch and Cobb Wineries

8.5

A good example of tca not ruining a wine. A little wet cardboard on top of dense raspberry/blackberry fruit. Good intergration of oak and some nice dark chocolate and spicy herbs. I will try again. Hopefully no more tca in the next.

A good example of tca not ruining a wine. A little wet cardboard on top of dense raspberry/blackberry fruit. Good intergration of oak and some nice dark chocolate and spicy herbs. I will try again. Hopefully no more tca in the next.

1 person found it helpfulApr 14th, 2015
Michael Herzog

Bright cherry. Nothing too complex. Was hoping for more to differentiate it...

Bright cherry. Nothing too complex. Was hoping for more to differentiate it...

Jun 4th, 2017
Christopher Bates

Master Sommelier, Owner/Winemaker Element Winery

9.3

Really impressive! Holding up amazingly!

Really impressive! Holding up amazingly!

Jul 9th, 2016