1994 Quinta do Crasto

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1994 Quinta do Crasto

Post by jdaw1 » 12:35 Wed 05 Mar 2014

A horizontal of 1994 and a G83 were tasted at Bordeaux Index, 10 Hatton Garden EC1N 8AH on Tuesday 4th March 2014, in the presence of Richard Mayson, as arranged by Michael Schuster of MichaelSchusterWine.com.

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Re: 1994 Crasto

Post by jdaw1 » 12:55 Wed 05 Mar 2014

Cs94. Like most of the 94s present, purple-red, 80% opaque. Nose had grapes, perhaps red. Palate very smooth, light, and on the edge of maturity. Good Port, but lighter than ideal.

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Re: 1994 Crasto

Post by flash_uk » 19:53 Wed 05 Mar 2014

75% opacity, red (!). Hints of chocolate and caramel on the nose. Acidity dominated, but smooth nonetheless, finish tending to dry. Lacked structure somewhat.

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Re: 1994 Crasto

Post by DRT » 00:58 Thu 06 Mar 2014

Raisiny and slightly burnt on the palate with a hollow finish.

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Re: 1994 Crasto

Post by djewesbury » 22:44 Thu 06 Mar 2014

Decanted at 3 pm (drunk from around 4.30 pm onwards). 75%, plum juice colour with a minor pinkness. Nose has tight plums, quite quiet, not really huge. Flowery but bearing an essence of Lockets: very slightly honeyish. Mouth is rather dull and jammish. Not much finish.
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Re: 1994 Crasto

Post by AHB » 11:21 Wed 26 Mar 2014

Deep red, opaque centre with a narrow rim - looking to be in early maturity. Grass mixed with fruit on the nose and a slightly salty harsh streak, but very light. Sour fruit on impact, lots of cranberry and a twist of sugar cinders. The fruit is soft and caramelised, but wih lovely dry tannins giving good support. Harsh aftertaste with the acidity burning, but this fades quickly to leave a pleasant and modestly mouth-filling finish of good length. Medium-bodied, good mid-rank port. 85/100. Decanted 4 hours.
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