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Crasto Douro Superior Red
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Quinta do Crasto - Crasto Douro Superior Red 2017

Portugal
Red Wine from Douro · Portugal
£20.95 £17.95
Case Rate: £17.95
Ex Tax: £14.96
Country:
Wine Region: Douro
Winery: Quinta do Crasto
Wine Maker: Dominic Morris and Manuel Lobo
Grape: Touriga Blend
Grape Percentage: Touriga Nacional 35 % Touriga Francesa 35% Tinta Roriz 10% Souzao 10%
Alcohol Percentage: 14%
Unit Quantity (ml): 750
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Rating 92 pts  Wine Advocate/Robert Parker
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Country:
Wine Region: Douro
Winery: Quinta do Crasto
Wine Maker: Dominic Morris and Manuel Lobo
Grape: Touriga Blend
Grape Percentage: Touriga Nacional 35 % Touriga Francesa 35% Tinta Roriz 10% Souzao 10%
Alcohol Percentage: 14%
Unit Quantity (ml): 750
Vegan:
Yes
Vegan

Wine tasting notes

Perfumed with plums and blackberries plus a red forest fruits and a scattering of spice, this is textured and undeniably powerful, yet elegant.

Food matching

Will work well with any rich foods, especially roast beef, or try with some spicy pasta, for something different.

Expert reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2017) - 92 pts

The 2017 Tinto Crasto Superior is a blend of 50% Touriga Nacional, 20% Tinta Roriz, 25% Touriga Franca and just 5% Sousão, aged for 12 months in 35% new French oak. It comes in at 14.4% alcohol. The grapes are all sourced from Quinta da Cabreira in Douro Superior. An increasingly impressive value, this brand goes from strength to strength these days. This is smooth in texture, but it still finishes with firmness, suggesting it can age well and develop much more. It has plenty of concentration and expressive fruit to go with the fine structure. It is perfectly balanced. I'm wondering at this point if this is the best Superior I've yet seen from Crasto. When all is said and done, I think the answer will be yes, although it does need to develop a bit over the next few years. It certainly should. The only problem for Crasto here is that it may be difficult to get people to trade up to the pricier labels while this is still available. I guess there are worse problems to have. There were 129,738 regular bottles produced, plus some in other formats.


JancisRobinson.com (2017) - 16 pts

Very deep cherry red. Plenty of obvious oak on the nose in chocolate and sweet spice. There's no lack of dark ripe fruit but the oak is very present at the moment. There's still the herbal/floral scent of Touriga but the palate is powerful and ripe-fruited, rich, full-bodied and with some alcoholic heat at the back of the throat. Compact, chewy but not aggressive tannins. A big wine that needs meat and/or time. Could do with a little more freshness for overall balance and drinkability but I think it will slim down a little after longer in bottle. (JH)


James Suckling (2017) - 93 pts

A polished, layered red with plum, chocolate, walnut and bark character. It’s full and intense with a long, flavorful finish. Slate and stone undertones. Touriga nacional, tinta roriz, touriga franca and sousao. Drink after 2021.


Wine Enthusiast (2017) - 91 pts

From a selection of grapes from the quinta's property up river in Douro Superior, this wine is richly perfumed and structured. The tannins blend into the juicy richness of the dark fruit, but this fine, ripe wine needs some more time. Enjoy from 2021. ROGER VOSS