Quinta do Crasto Crasto Superior 2014
- Rated 4 stars
- Reviewed by: Treve Ring
- Published on: May 4, 2018
- Last modified: May 4, 2018
This wine comes from Crasto's Douro Superior estate, Quinta da Cabreira, where the inland intensity and roasting heat of the Douro is at its highest potency. This is a field blend of old vine Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz and the intriguing Sousão, with a 1 year stint in French oak. The wood is felt, but matches the potency of the sun-drenched fruit. Leather, dried cherry, black plum, raspberry, resinous scrubby herbs and medicinal cassis is drawn slowly along a black pepper, schistous-textured palate. Young and tight still, this relaxes with a decant, and will be even more appreciated with 5+ years in the bottle.