2009 Quinta do Crasto Reserva Old Vines Douro
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2009 Reserva Old Vines is a Douro stalwart that has crept up in price over the last several years, but in fairness it was cheaper in the USA than in Portugal for the most part and it competes well with Crasto’s higher priced entrants in most years. So, too, this year. Once again, I look at this and it seems equal or superior to more expensive wines, particularly including Crasto’s. So, it's hard to complain. Powerful, focused and intense, this is ripe and delicious, but it has the structure to support the fruit and oak and some pretty good acidity. If you like them sexy, sweet and rich, this qualifies. If you like them elegant in the mid-palate and structured, it does that, too... Drink 2014-2023.