1996 Quinta do Crasto

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DRT
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1996 Quinta do Crasto

Post by DRT » 23:57 Thu 19 Feb 2009

Sainsbury's BOB

D+0
Closed nose. Nice weight. Very, very tannic and dry.

Oops! Should I have left this one sleeping?

More later.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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Re: 1996 Quinta do Crasto

Post by DRT » 23:26 Fri 20 Feb 2009

D+24 hours
Very fresh black fruits on the nose. Thick, chewy and tannic. Chocolate and damson jam. Big long finish.

Very nice juice. A keeper.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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Re: 1996 Quinta do Crasto

Post by jdaw1 » 23:44 Fri 20 Feb 2009

How much did it cost?

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Re: 1996 Quinta do Crasto

Post by DRT » 23:45 Fri 20 Feb 2009

£15 from Sainsburys. I bought these in a sale at 25% off about 2 years ago. I think they still have them at full price of £20 per bottle.
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Re: 1996 Quinta do Crasto

Post by jdaw1 » 01:03 Sat 21 Feb 2009

Annoyingly, Sainsbury’s’ port page doesn’t list what they have.

(And yes, the apostrophe usage hurt.)

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Re: 1996 Quinta do Crasto

Post by uncle tom » 12:41 Sat 21 Feb 2009

Oops! Should I have left this one sleeping?
If there was a shortlist for the title of 'Best undeclared vintage since 1931' - 1996 should be on there.

I'm not rushing to drink any more before they turn 20..

Tom
I may be drunk, Miss, but in the morning I shall be sober and you will still be ugly - W.S. Churchill

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