Crasto Vinho Tinto 2008, Doc Douro

Other Red Other Red
Portugal

$15.95 (81588)

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August 30, 2008

Critic Reviews (2)

John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

2008 is the first vintage for which 100% of the fruit comes from vineyards owned by the Crasto estate, mainly from...

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Steve Thurlow
Steve Thurlow

Crasto is a leader among the modern producers of unfortified wines from the Douro valley the home of Port. This is...

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Community Reviews (4)

It's only wine but I like it
It's only wine but I like it

Tank-aged (not a stick of wood anywhere!), this is a fresh, vibrant red with lots of ripe fruit and decent structure. Aromatically, just a shade closed at the moment, so a year more in bottle wouldn't hurt, but delicious drinking now as well. Outstanding value at $15. My, how I wish more wines in this price range were this good!

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mtljean
mtljean

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Kevin Donato
Kevin Donato

Deep ruby in colour with a pinkish rim. Youthful nose of black and blueberry, hint of violets and oak. The midweight palate is tart and has smooth tannins. Flavours of sour cherry, blackberry. Medium length. Feb 2011.

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