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Quinta do Crasto Superior Dourotext
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Quinta do Crasto Superior Douro 2013

Douro Valley, Northern Portugal, PortugalCrasto Superior is where the portfolio really starts complexing with the reds, with a mix of field blend old vines and the intriguing sousão blended with touriga nacional, touriga franca, tinta roriz. This comes from Crasto's Douro Superior estate, Quinta da Cabreira, and spent one year in French oak. The wood is felt, but matches the potency of the cassis, cherry, raspberry and blackberry. Tannins are chewy and ripe and ample. Red medicinal fruit weaves throughout, a resinous herbal note permeates the concentration, and lingers on the finish. Youthful, dense and powerful now, and best enjoyed with some time in cellar or a decant and roast lamb.Tasted: 06 February 2017Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 35.00 private wine shops Producer: Quinta do Crasto (Sociedade Agricola da)Distributors: Dandurand
Blend: Touriga Nacional - Touriga Franca - Tinta RorizCSPC: 191346UPC: 05604123002214