1994 Quinta do Crasto Vintage Port

SKU #1078431 93 points Wine Spectator

 Wonderful concentration, with deep color and ripe fruit flavors accented by a hint of green bark. Full-bodied and moderately sweet, with big, chewy tannins, yet the finish is fine and elegant. A single quinta to watch in the future. Best after 2008.  (4/1997)

90-91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The opaque ruby/purple-colored, single quinta 1994 vintage port reveals plenty of smoky, jammy black fruits, licorice, and a touch of tar. Slightly sweet, rich, expansive, and full on the palate, with well-integrated alcohol and tannin, this 1994 should be ready to drink early in life, and last for twenty years.  (10/1996)

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Other Red Wines

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Portugal

- Although quite small, Portugal produces a great variety of wines ranging from light and fizzy Vinho Verde to hearty and tannic Port. Portugal is Europe's fourth-largest wine-producing region, and has been exporting its wine since the 14th century. The Douro Valley of Portugal is the original and current home for the world's finest Port. The valley spans from east of the city of Oporto all the way to the border of Spain and is the country's best known wine region. Lesser-appreciated DOCs like Bairrada and Dão area also emerging for their fine, rustic reds. Click for a list of bestselling items from Portugal.
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Port

- Port is a fortified wine made by stopping the fermentation with brandy. The result is a heavy sweet wine, most often red, that is dense, rich and high in alcohol. Port is made all over the world with some great results in Australia and South Africa, but the most famous of these dessert wines come from Portugal. The great port houses (or lodges) are located along the Duoro River on the steep slate slopes high above the valley floor. There are several styles of port, including Ruby, Tawny, Vintage Character, Late Bottle Vintage, Colheita, and Single Quinta. Vintage ports are made in special years that the houses declare. View our bestselling Port.