1996 Quinta do Crasto

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1996 Quinta do Crasto Vintage Port

Post by DRT » 23:48 Sun 15 Jul 2007

Emergency Decant 88)

Going away tomorrow morning for 5 days away from home living in a hotel so no idea whether or not I will be able to get a glass of port (apart from 15 bottle Offline on Wednesday :roll: )

Very dark with a spicy nose. Surprisingly light in the mouth but lots of black fruit and tannin. Still at cellar temperature (12C) so probably not showing at its best right now.

More later

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Post by KillerB » 00:14 Mon 16 Jul 2007

Dedrek (sic)

Is this the Sainsbury's bottling?
Port is basically a red drink

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Post by DRT » 00:21 Mon 16 Jul 2007

Yedick, it's the "Taste the Difference" stuff. I saw it waiting to be shipped last October at QdC and Meguel said it was the real McCoy :wink:
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Post by KillerB » 01:13 Mon 16 Jul 2007

I only picked up two but had no immediate expectations of this. I expect it to come together in about ten years or more.
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Post by DRT » 01:17 Mon 16 Jul 2007

Agreed, but I picked up 12 so this one is for the team :roll:

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Post by KillerB » 01:19 Mon 16 Jul 2007

I suspect that in ten years' time we may have the same number left.
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Post by DRT » 01:26 Mon 16 Jul 2007

10 years :shock: I thought it was compulsory to taste one every 6 months :roll:
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Post by uncle tom » 14:03 Mon 16 Jul 2007

When did Crasto first produce and market their own SQ's?

The earliest record I have is '94, but I suspect they pre-date that..

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Post by RonnieRoots » 14:20 Mon 16 Jul 2007

I think it could indeed be the '94, but I'm not entirely sure.

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Post by Jay P » 06:38 Tue 17 Jul 2007

You UK guys, always killing the young ones :shock:

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Post by Conky » 09:55 Tue 17 Jul 2007

Jay,

Good reposte.....Derek???

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Post by DRT » 17:55 Tue 17 Jul 2007

What can I say? I was tired and emotional and this was the first bottle that came to hand. I offer no further excuse. I am a bad person :roll:

Derek

PS: I have the remaining half bottle in my hotel room - will report back later on how it is coming along
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Post by DRT » 01:07 Wed 18 Jul 2007

+48 Hours

Not worth a note. Rather soft and uninspiring - not sure if I like this stuff but willing to accept it is far too young to enjoy.

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Post by Jay P » 04:27 Wed 18 Jul 2007

I have not had the 96, but thought that the 95 was quite nice. Young still but nice.

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Post by DRT » 01:23 Sun 05 Aug 2007

uncle tom wrote:When did Crasto first produce and market their own SQ's?

The earliest record I have is '94, but I suspect they pre-date that..

Tom
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