2006 Quinta do Crasto Reserva Old Vines Douro

SKU #1052260

93 points Wine Enthusiast: "From 70-year-old vines on the Crasto estate, this is an impressive wine, with its superripe fruit layered with acidity and the sweetest of berry flavors. Wood aging gives roundness to go with the tight mineral complexity." (12/09) 92 points from the Wine Spectator: "Aromas and flavors of kirsch, chocolate and dark plum are the hallmarks of this sumptuous Portuguese red. Very silky tannins and zesty acidity carry the long, sandalwood- and cherry-filled finish. Drink now through 2014." (05/09) 91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2006 RESERVA OLD VINES is usually one of the Douro’s best bargains. In most years it is competitive with Crasto’s pricier offerings. This year, although the price has crept up, it is still a bargain as it might well be the best of Crasto’s lineup, as good or better than anything else, yet about a fourth of the Maria Teresa’s price and less than half of the Touriga Nacional’s price. The structure here is impressive for a 2006, the wine showing good grip and intensity, with that lush texture and sweet fruit this bottling usually displays...This is an impressive effort in the context of this vintage. Drink now-2016." (12/08)


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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.