Quinta do Crasto

Reserva Old Vines ( Vinhas Velhas ) Douro Red Blend

9.2369 ratings
9.050 pro ratings
Douro, Portugal
Red Blend
Game, Baking Spices, Duck, Goose, Potato, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Rice, Exotic Spices, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Onion, Chicken, Pork, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Soft Cheese, Mushrooms, Tomato-Based, Turkey, Veal, Hard Cheese
Top Notes For
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

8.8

Dark nose. Smoke, dark berries, hint of mineral, leather and bittersweet cocoa. Hint of dog chow as well. Smells nice but a hint of blockiness. Palate is ok. Kind of all over the place. Decent freshness. Let down from the nose. Good tannins but also heat. Decent fruit but dirty I think.

Dark nose. Smoke, dark berries, hint of mineral, leather and bittersweet cocoa. Hint of dog chow as well. Smells nice but a hint of blockiness. Palate is ok. Kind of all over the place. Decent freshness. Let down from the nose. Good tannins but also heat. Decent fruit but dirty I think.

Nov 23rd, 2019
North Van Wine Geek

Hard for Crasto to make a bad wine. Simply out delivers for the price. 40-80yr vines. Intensive field study and exact clonal replacement to maintain a consistent wine, hitting WS Top100 5 out last 10 years. $40

Hard for Crasto to make a bad wine. Simply out delivers for the price. 40-80yr vines. Intensive field study and exact clonal replacement to maintain a consistent wine, hitting WS Top100 5 out last 10 years. $40

5 people found it helpfulJun 18th, 2014
Fabien Lainé

Blogger VinDeling.com

9.4

Again concentration, nice power and character - blend from about 30 varieties - a brilliant wine that just need time to age and perfect itself 😊

Again concentration, nice power and character - blend from about 30 varieties - a brilliant wine that just need time to age and perfect itself 😊

2 people found it helpfulAug 12th, 2014
Howard Yang

Dark burgundy in color, smell of cedar, tobacco, citrus, red fruit, acetate, and raspberry with round tannin and long finish.

Dark burgundy in color, smell of cedar, tobacco, citrus, red fruit, acetate, and raspberry with round tannin and long finish.

1 person found it helpfulJan 25th, 2015
Tim Herrmann

Now THIS is an example of the Duoro table wines I've been reading about. Full, balanced, and complex but with finesse and clarity, it had lots of cranberries, cherries, sweet spice, and after 30 minutes open, revealed a super refreshing minerally finish. More, please.

Now THIS is an example of the Duoro table wines I've been reading about. Full, balanced, and complex but with finesse and clarity, it had lots of cranberries, cherries, sweet spice, and after 30 minutes open, revealed a super refreshing minerally finish. More, please.

1 person found it helpfulDec 20th, 2014
Aaron Means

Served a little warm and the alcohol a little spiked, but has dense dark fruit character and tobacco leaf and dirt. Just a gritty but interesting wine.

Served a little warm and the alcohol a little spiked, but has dense dark fruit character and tobacco leaf and dirt. Just a gritty but interesting wine.

1 person found it helpfulNov 15th, 2014
Ari Erle

Really concentrated raspberry, cranberry, estevia, mint and licorice. Great acidity, strong texture, long finish

Really concentrated raspberry, cranberry, estevia, mint and licorice. Great acidity, strong texture, long finish

Mar 20th, 2017
Gadi Karpel

91/100
Vintage 2012

91/100
Vintage 2012

Oct 7th, 2016
Pierre Costa

This is my 100th wine review and couldn't be better. Lots of black and red fruit followed by a wonderful mix of purple flowers and subtle oak notes. Well balanced and concentrated.

This is my 100th wine review and couldn't be better. Lots of black and red fruit followed by a wonderful mix of purple flowers and subtle oak notes. Well balanced and concentrated.

Jul 14th, 2016
Eric Urbani

Best Portugal red I've had - and a real bargain. 40-80 year old vines.

Best Portugal red I've had - and a real bargain. 40-80 year old vines.

Apr 12th, 2016