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Quinta do Crasto

Sociedade agrícola da Quinta do Crasto

Founded 1923
Owner Roquette family
Vineyards Quinta do Crasto, Quinta do Querindelo, Quinta da Cabreira
Web-site www.quintadocrasto.pt

The quinta is mentioned already 1615. The property is a historic one and was demarked already 1761. In the 19th century the owner of Constantino’s Port House i.e. Constantino de Almeida bought it from the Sottomayor family. When Constantino de Almeida died in 1923, his son Fernando de Almeida took over the port production. Fernando was proprietor of the House Constatinos when this was sold to Ferreira in 1961. Some old vintages of Constatinos have Quinta do Crasto also on the label such as 1941 and 1963. The current majority shareholders of Crasto are members of the family, i.e. Fernandos daughter Leonor Roquette and her husband Jorge Roquette, that originally owned Constantinos and they bought Quinta do Crastro in 1981. After the act of 7th May 1986 it became possible to sell and export port direct from Douro. Now a new generation i.e. their sons Miguel and Tomas are involved in the port business.

Quinta do Crasto Vintages:1885, 1887, 1927, 1941 (Constantinho), 1950, 1958 (Constantinho), 1963 (Constantinho), 1978, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014, 2015

Vintage Port tasting notes:

HouseQuinta do Crasto
Constantinos
Vintage1963
ColourBeautiful mature tawny colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetComplex caramel and burned sugar nose.Score range16.75 - 16.75
TasteMedium body. Full mature and on the way down but elegant and complex. Easy to drink. Wonderful port.Average score
Last tasted15th May 2005Point this date16.75
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
This bottle belongs to Anders G. Åkesson’s Private Collection.

In 2005 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do CrastoVintage1978
ColourMature yellow in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetToffee, fudge, chocolate and cacao in the nose.Score range15.50 - 16.25
TasteMedium body. Mature and on top. Toffee in flavour. Sweet and elegant with a complex and quite long finish.Average score
Last tasted15th November 2012Point this date16.25
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.

In 2012 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do CrastoVintage1985
ColourQuite dark blue with a yellow rim.Number of tastings1
BouquetDark cherry, black berry and fruit in the nose.Score range15.90 - 15.90
TasteMedium body. Sweet. Rather mature and easy to drink and like. Balanced and good finish but no long runner.Average score
Last tasted3rd October 1994Point this date15.90
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI
HouseQuinta do CrastoVintage1987
ColourStill very dark blue in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetRather shy in the nose of dark cherry and black pepper.Score range15.90 - 15.90
TasteMedium body. Still some tannin. Much tasty and elegant and attractive and good finish.Average score
Last tasted21st February 2000Point this date15.90
CommentOn a trip to London.
TastersSAI
HouseQuinta do CrastoVintage1988
ColourDark blue in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetFruit and berry in the nose.Score range14.40 - 14.40
TasteMedium body. Immature and tannic. Very fruity and berry in flavour. Nice finish. Have to wait for this port.Average score
Last tasted3rd October 1994Point this date14.40
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI
HouseQuinta do CrastoVintage1994
ColourDark blue in colour with a yellow rim.Number of tastings1
BouquetBlack berry, cherry and some fruit in the nose.Score range15.75 - 15.75
TasteQuite full-bodied. Rather mature and elegant. Still fruity and a quite attractive finish.Average score
Last tasted29th October 2008Point this date15.75
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do CrastoVintage1995
ColourStill quite dark blue in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetComplex nose of coffee and cacao.Score range
TasteQuite full-bodied. Still tannin and a bit immature. Complex and balanced port with a generous and wonderful finish.Average score
Last tasted29th October 2008Point this date16.50
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do CrastoVintage1997
ColourVery dark blue in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetDefect bottle with a terrible nose.Score range8.00 - 8.00
TasteCould not drink it.Average score
Last tasted29th October 2008Point this date8.00
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen.
The first bottle was tasted 99 and very good indeed, however so young that our notes maybe not so interesting and valid. This bottle was defect
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do CrastoVintage1999
ColourDark blue in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetBerry and fruit in the nose.Score range14.25 - 15.75
TasteMedium body. Tannic but rather mature and easy to drink. Nice finish. No long runner.Average score15.17
Last tasted27th June 2009Point this date15.50
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 trip to Douro.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do CrastoVintage2000
ColourDark, nearly black in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetVery fruity and dark cherry in the nose.Score range15.75 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Tannic and immature but sweet. Very good and promising finish.Average score15.88
Last tasted27th June 2009Point this date16.00
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 trip to Douro.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do CrastoVintage2003
ColourDark blue in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetFruit and dark berry in the nose.Score range15.25 - 15.25
TasteMedium body. Easy to drink and swallow. Quite acceptable finish. Will not be a long runner.Average score15.25
Last tasted3rd November 2008Point this date15.25
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do CrastoVintage2004
ColourBlack in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetVery juicy and fruity in the nose.Score range15.50 - 15.50
TasteMedium body. Tannin and loaded with fruit. Immature and quite hard to swallow. Nice finish indeed.Average score15.50
Last tasted27th June 2009Point this date15.50
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 trip to Douro.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do CrastoVintage2005
ColourBlack in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetFruity and berry in the nose.
TasteMedium bodied. Loaded with fruit and rather easy to drink. Will not be a long runner.
Last tasted27th June 2009Rating this dateVery Good / Impressive
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 trip to Douro.

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersSAI
HouseQuinta do CrastoVintage2007
ColourVery dark blue in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetDark, berry, mulberry, blackberry and some fudge in the nose.Score range16.75 - 16.75
TasteMedium body. Lots of tannin and will be much better. Loaded with dark berry, mulberry and fruit. Very promising port indeed! Balanced and very tasty with a long, attractive and wonderful finish.Average score
Last tasted10th March 2018Point this date16.75
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS

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