2001 Quinta do Crasto LBV

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JacobH
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2001 Quinta do Crasto LBV

Post by JacobH » 21:39 Mon 18 Aug 2008

This is unfiltered but has very little sediment.

2+ Hours. On the nose, it is very discrete and perhaps slightly uninteresting (though as I am returning to the red stuff from a tawny/Middle Eastern hiatus, it’s just as likely that I’m not noticing very much about it). In the mouth, this is initially very understated; perhaps slightly watery and without much fruit (although this initial taste is short lived). It is immediately followed by quite a bit of tannins; gently in the mouth and stronger in the throat. Quite pleasant but not the best 2001 LBV I’ve had. Unless this demands a longer decanting time, I think it might benefit from a little more maturity. It’ll be interesting to see what it’s like in a few years’ time.

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Re: 2001 Quinto do Crasto LBV

Post by benread » 21:44 Mon 18 Aug 2008

Not seen thsi for sale - where did you purchase it?

I am just tucking in to a Quinta do Noval 2001 LBV. Peppery is the first word that comes to mind.
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Re: 2001 Quinto do Crasto LBV

Post by JacobH » 22:14 Mon 18 Aug 2008

benread wrote:Not seen thsi for sale - where did you purchase it?

I am just tucking in to a Quinta do Noval 2001 LBV. Peppery is the first word that comes to mind.
Just a local-ish independent called The Sampler. They are a bit pricey (though have 10% off for a mixed case of six or more) but have a fairly regularly changing selection of bottles from the Portuguese shippers which I like. The service is great, which I appreciate a lot (especially when compared to certain places which treat me like a cider-drinking 17-year-old with fake ID...)
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Re: 2001 Quinto do Crasto LBV

Post by JacobH » 22:15 Mon 18 Aug 2008

Forgot to mention, but this does remind me a bit of the 2001 Noval, which is what I was basing my recommendation on for extra age.
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Re: 2001 Quinto do Crasto LBV

Post by JacobH » 00:11 Thu 21 Aug 2008

I spent last night drinking Tawny so didn’t drink this at 24 hours, which I think would probably be its peak. However, at 48+ its just about holding together and has become a very attractive Port. Little has changed except for a general mellowing. There is now a genuine elegance to this Port which I find quite attractive. I might see if I can find an older vintage for comparison and a possible glimpse into the future, as well as some more of this to put away.
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Re: 2001 Quinto do Crasto LBV

Post by jdaw1 » 03:30 Thu 21 Aug 2008

If you find older vintages for sale at a reasonable price, please do let us know.

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Re: 2001 Quinto do Crasto LBV

Post by RonnieRoots » 20:00 Fri 22 Aug 2008

I like the Crasto LBV's a lot, and have the idea that they should be capable of ageing pretty well. Never tried it though! Still have one bottle of the 1997 that I probably should leave in the cellar for another 10 years just for the sake of experiment.

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Re: 2001 Quinto do Crasto LBV

Post by JacobH » 22:20 Fri 22 Aug 2008

There doesn’t seem to be much older than 2001 on offer from anywhere obvious, though Adnams Cellar and Kitchen (who I have never heard of before) has some 1999 halves for a pretty respectable £5.99 a bottle (+ a fairly stunning £7.50 P&P).
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Re: 2001 Quinto do Crasto LBV

Post by AHB » 10:12 Thu 28 Aug 2008

Adnams are a reputable wine merchant. I buy from them very occasionally, usually when I can collect.
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Re: 2001 Quinto do Crasto LBV

Post by JacobH » 19:02 Sun 31 Aug 2008

AHB wrote:Adnams are a reputable wine merchant. I buy from them very occasionally, usually when I can collect.
Thanks for that. Taking a look at their website, it seems they haven’t taken the plunge for a London store:
Adnams wrote:Our very first Cellar & Kitchen Store was, and still is, in the heart of Southwold, a stone's throw away from our brewery and within sling shot distance of the North Sea . From here, we ventured out to Holkham in North Norfolk and then to Woodbridge in Suffolk . We're opening many more stores over the next few years, mostly in the South East, but if you would like a store near you, let us know and we'll see what we can do.
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Re: 2001 Quinto do Crasto LBV

Post by jdaw1 » 19:38 Sun 31 Aug 2008

AHB wrote:Adnams
When they, or indeed anybody else, update their port list, please be encouraged to post in Port for sale by retailer.

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