2007 Quinta do Crasto

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2007 Quinta do Crasto

Post by DRT » 01:15 Wed 26 Aug 2009

2007 Quinta do Crasto (cask sample)
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Re: 2007 Quinta do Crasto (cask sample)

Post by DRT » 22:36 Mon 31 Aug 2009

Very dark with black fruits and liquorice on the nose. Sofy entry - good weight with high acidity. Slightly sour in the mid palate then a huge dry tannic finish.
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Re: 2007 Quinta do Crasto (cask sample)

Post by AHB » 22:23 Mon 07 Sep 2009

Deep black in colour, impenetrable centre, dark rim. Vivid blackcurrant nose, full of fruit and herbal complexity. Simple in its entry, fruit is restrained but ever-present. Quite light in weight but with plenty of gentle but grippy tannins. Limited in its complexity, but with plenty of acidity. A dry and tannic start to the aftertaste, followed by dry blackcurrant skins that lasts well. Much improved on the early blend. 87-89. Tasted 26 August 2009.
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Re: 2007 Quinta do Crasto (cask sample)

Post by jdaw1 » 17:43 Tue 09 Feb 2010

Black purple squid ink. Much heat, very long but heat prominent throughout that length. Not viscous, nor particularly heavy. Might be ready sooner than other ’07s.

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