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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 (Constantino), 1950, 1958 (Constantino), 1963 (Constantino), 1978, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

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, Denmark.
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, Great Britain.
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, Denmark.
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, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do CrastoVintage1995
ColourStill rather dark but yellow mature in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetCacao, some dark chocolate, coffee and sweet liquorice in the nose.Score range16.00 - 16.50
TasteMedium bodied. Mature and even a little old in taste. Have probably been better but still balanced even if quite sweet and complex. Easy to drink and enjoy with cacao and sweet liquorice in taste bur lose a lot in the glass. Still a quite nice finish.Average score
Last tasted28th May 2018Point this date16.00
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen, Denmark.
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, Denmark.
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
ColourStill rather dark but yellow mature in colour.Number of tastings4
BouquetCacao, some chocolate, dark fruit and a hint of ginger in the nose.Score range14.25 - 15.75
TasteMedium body. Mature but still with some very soft and elegant tannin. Will probably not be much better but is very easy to drink and enjoy today. Rather dry but balanced with some chocolate in taste and with a nice finish.Average score15.31
Last tasted28th May 2018Point this date15.75
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do CrastoVintage2000
ColourStill dark with just a hint of a yellow mature edge in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetStill dark berry, mulberry, blackberry and some spiciness in the nose.Score range15.75 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Mature with some soft tannin and maybe a little better with time. Quite sweet and easy to drink and like. Dark fruit and berry in taste with a very nice and quite complex finish.Average score15.83
Last tasted28th May 2018Point this date15.75
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. tasting in Copenhagen, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do CrastoVintage2001
ColourStill quite dark ruby with a yellow mature edge in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetPepper, ginger, cardamom and spiciness in the noseScore range16.75 - 16.75
TasteMedium body. Rather mature and almost peaking but still with some tannin. Balanced, complex and will develop and be better. A huge range of spiciness in taste with a long and complex finish. Easy to drink and to love. Very surprisingly indeed!Average score
Last tasted17th June 2018Point this date16.75
CommentTasted in our apartment in Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do CrastoVintage2003
ColourStill quite dark blue in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetDried fruit, dark cherry and mulberry in the nose.Score range15.25 - 15.75
TasteMedium body. Still quite immature and will be better but balanced and enjoyable. Easy to drink and like with dark berry and fruit in taste and with a promising and quite long finish.Average score15.42
Last tasted28th May 2018Point this date15.75
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est.1981 tasting in Copenhagen, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do CrastoVintage2004
ColourStill dark blue in colour.Number of tastings4
BouquetDark berry, mulberry, blackberry and dark cherry in the nose.Score range15.50 - 15.75
TasteMedium body. Loaded with soft and attractive tannin and will improve and be much better. Very easy to like and enjoy. Dark berry in taste. Balanced and very elegant and complex but quite dry with a nice and lovely finish.Average score15.63
Last tasted28th May 2018Point this date15.75
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen, Denmark.
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 in Copenhagen trip to Douro, Portugal.

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersSAI
HouseQuinta do CrastoVintage2007
ColourVery dark blue almost still black in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetDark berry, mulberry, blackberry and some fudge in the nose.Score range16.25 - 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. Just wait if you can!Average score16.50
Last tasted28th May 2018Point this date16.25
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do CrastoVintage2016
ColourRuby in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetDark berry, mulberry, black berry, mature fruit and some pepper in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Immature of course with nice tannin. Balanced and rather elegant. Easy to drink and taste of dark berry, fruit and pepper. Lovely and quite long finish.
Last tasted30th November 2018Rating this dateImpressive
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Leverkusen, Germany

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersSAI, JB, SS

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