Quinta do Crasto Tinta Roriz 2016

Quinta do Crasto Tinta Roriz 2016

 

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Quinta do Crasto
Tinta Roriz 2016
  • Vintage : 2016
  • Country : Portugal
  • Region : Douro
  • Subregion
  • Type : Red
  • Style Rich and Spicy
  • Format : 75cl
  • Alcohol : 14,5°
  • Grappes : 100% Tinta Roriz

Released only in the finest years, this wine is made with 100% Tinta Roriz. Vivid and deep in color with intense ripe fruit aromas and notes of oak. Soft and round on the palate, very well balanced. A long and lingering finish.

Experts Score Vintage
RP Robert Parker 93 2015
WE Wine Enthusiast 94 2014
WS Wine Spectator 91 2014
JR Jancis Robinson 16.5+ 2012
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Deep purple in color, the wine shows elegant gum cistus aromas well integrated with complex notes of fresh spice and wild berry fruit. Balanced on the palate, evolving into a powerful wine that shows red berry fruit flavors, excellent volume and firm, textured tannins. This is an engaging, food-friendly wine, with a fresh, lingering finish.

Winemaking: The grapes, coming from the best Tinta Roriz plot of Quinta do Crasto, are taken to the winery in 22 kg plastic boxes and rigorously inspected on arrival. The grapes are first trodden in a traditional stone tank (lagar) and after this, they are transferred into an open stainless steel tank where the cap is pressed down with robotic pistons. Fermentation takes place for 10 days under strict controlled temperature environment. Once the alcoholic fermentation is completed, the grape are gently pressed using hydraulic presses. Aging: In new French oak barrels.

Maturation: New French oak barrels.

Located on the right bank of the Douro River, between the towns of Régua and Pinhão, Quinta do Crasto is a property of 130 hectares, 70 of which are planted with vines. Nestled on a privileged location in the Douro Demarcated Region, Quinta do Crasto has belonged to the family of Leonor and Jorge Roquette for over a century and like all the great properties of the Douro it dates back to ancient times - the name "Crasto" is derived from the Latin word "castrum",… Read more

Robert Parker (RP) : 93 Points (2015)
The 2015 Tinta Roriz was aged in new French oak for 16 to 18 months, depending on the plot (with three vineyards separately fermented). It comes in at 14.5% alcohol. Usually Crasto's burliest, most tannic wine—even the Ponte, while often more closed and with just as much power, doesn't always seem so astringent on first taste—this has calmed down a lot since I first saw it. Very graceful and surprisingly elegant, it is a wine that doesn't seem even a little burly or rich now. As time has gone on, Crasto has moved more and more to finesse in general. Of course, the 2015 vintage helps with that as well—it wasn't really a big and jammy year. Mostly, it was a fresh and elegant one. Showing beautiful mid-palate finesse and relatively ripe tannins for the brand, this dances across the palate beautifully. It has lost some of the intensity it originally had, but it still tightens notably. It is not ready by any means. While losing some intensity, it has not yet replaced that with harmony and complexity. We are in a bit of an awkward stage. We are going to have to wait a few more years, at least. This is a little more closed than when I last saw it, but its future still looks bright.

Wine Enthusiast (WE) : 94 Points (2014)
Tinta Roriz (aka Tempranillo) was once believed to be the finest grape for Douro table wines. While that view has been modified, it still makes an impressive wine. With 18 months in wood and super-ripe fruit, the wine is concentrated and opulent. It has fine tannins and acidity that are at the service of this great fruitiness. The wine will age further, with maturity likely to occur by 2020.

Wine Spectator (WS) : 91 Points (2014)
Suave and concentrated, this red has a layered core of plum and blackberry compote, with details of spice, smoke and mineral rounding out the structured finish. Decant. Drink now through 2022.

Jancis Robinson (JR) : 16.5+ Points (2012)
Tasted Mar 2015 - Dark ruby with a soft rim. Plenty of sweet spice and vanilla from the oak, with sweet red-cherry fruit underneath, though the vanilla character is a little dominant at this early stage. Strongly sweet vanilla flavours on the palate too, a little too sweet for my taste but it is generous and rich and embryonic and there is lively freshness to bring balance. Firm, chewy tannins, lots to get your teeth into, and a sweet vanilla aftertaste. Some resemblance to young modern Rioja but there is still that dark, savoury quality that marks it out as Douro. Just a touch more aggressive than the Touriga Nacional 2012.Neeeds more time. (JH)

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Quinta do Crasto Tinta Roriz 2016 Reviewed by Robert Parker 12-04-2021 . Score: 4.5