TN: 2007 Quinta do Crasto Vinha Maria Teresa Douro

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TN: 2007 Quinta do Crasto Vinha Maria Teresa Douro

Postby Andy Velebil     » Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:56 pm

Decanted this for 5 hours. There is no sign of any age on the color. Still retains that fresh lively dark stone fruit on the nose. A slight creaminess at first quickly steps aside as the vibrant black cherries, tar, moderate tannins, and acidity take over in the mouth. As it transitions to the finish cracked white pepper and graphite appear, as does even more tannins. That youthful oak and vanilla back when it was new has totally integrated now and no longer protrudes. The very long and full finish goes on for what seems like minutes. This drinks incredibly well at the moment, yet is still so primary and youthful as it approaches its 10 year anniversary. Hard to put this one down and this bottle won't last long, that's for sure. A killer Douro wine that has a long life ahead of it.
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Re: TN: 2007 Quinta do Crasto Vinha Maria Teresa Douro

Postby Roy Hersh     » Sun Mar 19, 2017 4:56 pm

Thanks for taking one for the team. I am going to let mine sit, as long as I can patiently keep my hands off of them.

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Re: TN: 2007 Quinta do Crasto Vinha Maria Teresa Douro

Postby Andy Velebil     » Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:15 pm

Roy Hersh wrote:Thanks for taking one for the team. I am going to let mine sit, as long as I can patiently keep my hands off of them.

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I went kinda heavy on these so I pulled a 6-pack out for drinking over the next year or so to make some room in the offsite. I'll save one for when I see you next. How does that sound? :winebath:
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