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Quinta Do Crasto Porto Late Bottled Vintage Unfiltered 2008

Quinta Do Crasto Porto Late Bottled Vintage Unfiltered 2008

Sku: 032391

 Wine Advocate 92 points (Feb 2015)
The 2008 Late Bottled Vintage Port is an old-vines field blend aged in used Portuguese 9,000-liter tanks. It was bottled in July 2013. In this very elegant vintage that produced a lot of focused wines, Crasto managed to produce something rather sexy, sweet and delicious, but as with most fine LBVs, that’s on first taste. After some air and a couple of days, it shows a firm backbone and tightens considerably. It is a wine that demonstrates some capability for aging, but it may be a touch more compact-and a bit more intense-than some others here. It is a more youthful and exuberant version of an LBV in Crasto’s fine vertical here. Many might prefer this moment for this wine, but that’s a mistake, because there is a lot going on here. It may be one of my favorite 2008s in this issue’s LBV roundup. Its sappy young fruit is a marvel on opening. However, it should evolve and become more interesting, even if it is pretty hard to resist right now. Its structure will allow it to do so. It is a fine achievement in general and in the vintage. There were 27,000 bottles produced.

Wine maker notes
LBV Port wine is made from a single vintage that is bottled after 4 to 6 years of maturation in large Portuguese oak vats. Quinta do Crasto LBV is dark ruby in colour with red fruit aromas and good concentration and length on the palate. This wine is bottled unfiltered. This allows the wine to maintain its characteristics and evolve throughout the years. Decanting is recommended.

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Country: Portugal
Region: Port
Sub-Region: Lbv
Grape Varietal: Port Blend
Type: Still wine, Fortified

Reg. $26.99

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