Quinta do Crasto

Reserva Old Vines ( Vinhas Velhas ) Douro Red Blend

9.116 ratings
8.92 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
Paulo Saliby

A sexy half bottle: dark chocolate and sour cherry aromas (violet on the nose). Potent, concentrated and with a persistent aftertaste.

A sexy half bottle: dark chocolate and sour cherry aromas (violet on the nose). Potent, concentrated and with a persistent aftertaste.

May 31st, 2020
Ericsson

Duoro red blend from old vines. Takes about 45 mins to fully open up. Dark as night with a complex nose. On the pallet it feels rich and complex with an unpredictable finesse and long finish reminiscent of dried plum, vanilla, and a certain earthyness.

Absolutely the best wine I’ve ever tasted from Portugal. I’d say drink up, this is extremely enjoyable at the moment.

Duoro red blend from old vines. Takes about 45 mins to fully open up. Dark as night with a complex nose. On the pallet it feels rich and complex with an unpredictable finesse and long finish reminiscent of dried plum, vanilla, and a certain earthyness.

Absolutely the best wine I’ve ever tasted from Portugal. I’d say drink up, this is extremely enjoyable at the moment.

Mar 22nd, 2020
Jeremiah

Intense red ruby dry oaky tart blackberries

Intense red ruby dry oaky tart blackberries

Oct 1st, 2019
Franderlan

A great wine!

A great wine!

Aug 18th, 2019
*Gregory*

Deep ruby.
Pronounced intensity youthful aromas of wild fruit, blackberry, blackcurrant, raspberry, dark cherry, ink, liquorice, cedar, fresh spices, pepper, violet.
Explosive dry concentrated palate, high acidity, high smoothened tannins, high alcohol-no overtone, full body, pronounced intensity.
Long fresh fruit and spicy finish.
Outstanding wine, great vintage, literally a newborn baby with great mouth concentration, can be aged for 2 decades at least. Accessible to drink, suitable for further aging.

Deep ruby.
Pronounced intensity youthful aromas of wild fruit, blackberry, blackcurrant, raspberry, dark cherry, ink, liquorice, cedar, fresh spices, pepper, violet.
Explosive dry concentrated palate, high acidity, high smoothened tannins, high alcohol-no overtone, full body, pronounced intensity.
Long fresh fruit and spicy finish.
Outstanding wine, great vintage, literally a newborn baby with great mouth concentration, can be aged for 2 decades at least. Accessible to drink, suitable for further aging.

Mar 20th, 2019
Linnifer

Smooth tannins and violet notes. The grapes come from their 100+ year old vines that they are still testing for varieties. My favorite red from the Douro.

Smooth tannins and violet notes. The grapes come from their 100+ year old vines that they are still testing for varieties. My favorite red from the Douro.

Apr 9th, 2018
Stephen Mathews

Stephen had this a year ago

Stephen had this a year ago

May 27th, 2019
Adam Chusid

Adam had this 7 months ago

Adam had this 7 months ago

Dec 1st, 2019
KA
9.2

KA had this 7 months ago

KA had this 7 months ago

Dec 1st, 2019