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Quinta do Crasto Old Vines Reserva 2014 Wine Review

Quinta do Crasto Old Vines Reserva 2014

Quinta do Crasto Old Vines Reserva 2014

Douro D.O.C., Portugal

Community Score:92/100

Community Reviews: 2

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Price: $41.95

Drink: 2017-2021

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Quinta do Crasto

Agent: Philippe Dandurand Wines Ltd.

Natalie's Score: 92/100

The 2014 vintage of this classic Reserva Old Vines is a robust Portuguese red wine that's a field blend (vines with different grapes planted and intermixed in the same vineyard, with the vines about 70 years old. That results in the depth and concentration of flavour we have in the glass. The wine was matured 85% French oak barrels and 15% American barrels for 18 months. Winemaker Manuel Lobo has done a superb job here and reduced the total yield by 30% by being extra picky (literally) with the grapes that go into this wine. Lots of fleshy black currant and smoke with a long, satisfying finish. Decant 1 hour and enjoy with a rare steak.

Food pairings: grilled meats, vegetarian stew, braised pork ribs.

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This Quinta do Crasto Old Vines Reserva 2014 was reviewed on June 24, 2017 by Natalie MacLean

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Quinta do Crasto Old Vines Reserva (2013) is a red wine blend from vines averaging around 70 years. The wine was aged in French oak barrels, some wood was new, the rest second use. Great food wine. - Community Wine Reviews

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