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Quinta do Crasto Superior Duro 2010


Recommendation: A FANTASTIC Douro that’s an EXCELLENT value for the price.

Winery/Producer: Quinta do Crasto; Sabrosa, Portugal.

Grape Variety: Blend: 50% Touriga Nacional, 25% Touriga Franca, 20% Tinta Roriz and 5% Sousào.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Douro Valley, Portugal.

Vintage: 2010

Price: $22.00 (with a wine dinner discount)

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: Turkey soup; French bread; and kale salad with artisan oil and vinegar dressing.

Tasting:

    He said: Opened 30-minutes before drinking. Very dark garnet color that’s so dark it’s almost opaque. WONDERFUL, intense smoke, barnyard and ripe fruit aromas. Dry, quite dusty dark fruit taste that ends with a rich mouth puckering juicy fruit finish. WOW, it’s really delicious…smooth, lots of depth to the flavors and a scrumptious savoury finish. This is a FANTASTIC Douro that’s an EXCELLENT value for the price.

    We first tasted this at a Caviste/Nobles Grill wine dinner with smoked duck and it was both an OUTSTANDING wine and pairing. We had it again at a recent Broadbent Selections tasting at the Caviste Wine Shop and again it was a highlight of the tasting. And, you can see from our comments here this is a tried and true winner with us…a truly MEMORABLE Douro!!!

    She said: This is hands down a delicious wine. Our dinner was very simple and the wine truned it into a wonderful event. From the first sniff to the very end of the finish the wine excelled. Aromatic, flavorful, dry and full bodied, the wine pleased the palate and ended with oh so pleasing tannins. To expensive to be a bargain wine but I still recommend it as a VERY GOOD wine for the price.

    Comments: Also try this wine’s “little brother” Quinta do Crasto Douro; it’s also a great Douro and an OUTSTANDING value at only $14.40.

Alcohol: 14%

Bar code: 6 11482 08180 9

Imported by: Broadbent Selections; Richmond, Virginia.