Quinta do Crasto Touriga Nacional 2019

Quinta do Crasto Touriga Nacional 2019

 

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Quinta do Crasto
Touriga Nacional 2019
  • Vintage : 2019
  • Country : Portugal
  • Region : Douro
  • Subregion
  • Type : Red
  • Style : Rich and Spicy
  • Format : 75cl
  • Alcohol : 14,5°
  • Grappes : 100% Touriga National

This wine is made with 100% Touriga Nacional. Lively and deep in color with intense ripe fruit aromas and notes of oak. Soft and round in the palate with everything is in balance. Long and spicy finish.

Experts Score Vintage
RP Robert Parker 97 2017
JS James Suckling 93 2016
WS Wine Spectator 94 2015
JR Jancis Robinson 17 2012
More information on wine critics and ratings

Deep purple in colour. The nose shows elegant notes of violet with delicate hints of fresh spice and wild berry fruit. Well-balanced on the palate, evolving into a wine of excellent volume, with fine-textured tannins and aromas of violet. The finish is fresh and lingering. An engaging wine that mirrors the unique identity of the Touriga Nacional grape variety.

Winemaking: The grapes, coming from the best Touriga Nacional plots of Quinta do Crasto, are brought to the winery in 22 kg plastic boxes where they undergo strict selection. After complete destemming and slight crushing, the juice is transferred to temperature-controlled stainless-steel tanks. Once the alcoholic fermentation is completed, the juice is gently pressed. Aging: 18 Months in 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", which means "Roman fort".

The large investments made over the past few years have seen considerable advancements in the reorganisation of the vineyards and the implementation of modern equipment in the winery. This work has resulted in a great selection of top-quality wines, including blended wines (Crasto, Crasto Superior and Quinta do Crasto Reserva Old Vines), single varietal wines (Tinta Roriz and Touriga Nacional), single vineyard wines (Vinha da Ponte and Vinha Maria Teresa), and special category of Port wines (Finest Reserve, LBV and Vintage).

Despite the use of state-of-the-art winemaking technology, Quinta do Crasto maintains its traditional foot treading method, carried out in large granite tanks called "lagares".

The completion of this phase of investment and the passion for making exceptional wines has contributed to Quinta de Crasto´s growing national and international reputation.

Robert Parker (RP) : 97 Points (2017)
The 2018 Touriga Nacional was aged for 16 to 18 months, depending on which of two plots, in 90% new oak. It comes in at just 14.6% alcohol. More flavorful and aromatic than its sibling, the Touriga Franca, this is otherwise along the same lines. This Touriga Nacional maintains the Franca's mid-palate finesse, as well as the feeling it projects that it is the crushed essence of the grape. There's a little oak present, but not as much as you might think. This, too, will absorb the oak even better with a couple of years in the cellar, but the wood is very well handled. It is not really intrusive even now, and there is no "drenched in vanilla" demeanor at all. The tannins are very ripe, but with aeration this becomes much firmer on the finish, proving that it has the structure to age.

James Suckling (JS) : 93 Points (2016)
Spiced and crushed dark berries and gently spiced woody aromas, leading to a silky palate. This has a very smooth delivery of fine, sleek and detailed tannins. Impressive freshness, balance and poise. Drink or hold.

Wine Spectator (WS) : 94 Points (2015)
A generous, powerful red, with violet notes flanking the blackberry and cherry flavors bound together by vibrant acidity. Underpinned by spice, tea and wild herb notes, this concludes with a lingering, smoke-tinged finish. Enjoyable now, but can be aged for a few years. Drink now through 2028. 583 cases made.

Jancis Robinson (JR) : 17 Points (2012)
31-year-old vines. Foot trodden in lagares, fermented in open steel tanks with auto-pigeage. 16 months in new French oak. Unnecessarily heavy bottle. Dark purplish crimson. Violets and blueberries, sweet and rich and perfumed. Sweetness of fruit but balanced by the savoury character from the oak spice and the Douro's terroir. Finesse and length and not OTT with Touriga Nacional characteristics, which can be overwhelming. More refined and elegant than the Tinta Roriz and overall better balance between fruit and oak, and the alcohol is less noticeable. There's more finesse to the tannins too – firm but very fine.

Quinta do Crasto Reserva Old Vines 2021
Quinta do Crasto Reserva Old Vines 2021
Quinta do Crasto
Reserva Old Vines 2021
RP
94
WE
93
WS
93
Discover the elegance and richness of the Quinta do Crasto Reserva Old Vines, a wine that embodies the essence of old vines with seductive notes of red fruits and a persistent finish.
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Quinta do Crasto Vinha Maria Teresa 2019
Quinta do Crasto Vinha Maria Teresa 2019
Quinta do Crasto
Vinha Maria Teresa 2019
RP
97
Since its first release in 1998, Quinta do Crasto Vinha Maria Teresa has been regarded as one of the greatest Portuguese wines and acclaimed by national and international specialized press.
255,00 €
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Quinta do Crasto Superior Tinto 2019
Quinta do Crasto Superior Tinto 2019
Quinta do Crasto
Superior Tinto 2019
WS
90
RP
89
JS
90
The Quinta do Crasto Superior Tinto is a remarkable wine from the Douro, offering a rich tapestry of wild berry aromas, well-integrated oak, and a solid structure, epitomizing the unique identity of the Douro Superior.
21,90 €
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Quinta do Crasto Tinta Roriz 2017
Quinta do Crasto Tinta Roriz 2017
Quinta do Crasto
Tinta Roriz 2017
RP
96
WS
94
WE
94
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.
69,00 €
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Quinta do Crasto Superior White 2022
Quinta do Crasto Superior White 2022
Quinta do Crasto
Superior White 2022
WS
90
RP
91
The Quinta do Crasto Superior White is a stellar example of Douro winemaking, showcasing the finesse and balance of Viosinho and Verdelho grapes with its fresh citrus notes and vibrant minerality.
20,90 €
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Quinta do Crasto Vinha da Ponte 2018
Quinta do Crasto Vinha da Ponte 2018
Quinta do Crasto
Vinha da Ponte 2018
RP
97
WS
91
For some wine enthusiasts and critics, Quinta do Crasto Vinha da Ponte is one of this estate’s best wines, one of the best, in fact, in the entire Douro region. 
255,00 €
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Quinta do Crasto Touriga Franca 2017
Quinta do Crasto Touriga Franca 2017
Quinta do Crasto
Touriga Franca 2017
RP
95
Produced only in exceptional vintages, this wine is produced from the best Touriga Franca plots on the estate.
69,00 €
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