Quinta do Crasto
Reserva Old Vines

Made from grapes coming from old vines at Quinta do Crasto averaging around 70 years of age, Quinta do Crasto Reserva Old Vines is an authentic blend of the best that the Douro has to offer. It has built a solid national and international reputation due to its excellent price/quality ratio and to the ample number of bottles available on the market.

Quinta do Crasto has 40 hectares of old vines divided amongst 42 vineyard lots, the most famous of which are the Vinha da Ponte and Vinha Maria Teresa. Each of these plots of old vines is planted in dozens of mixed varieties and produces, on average, 3,000 litres/hectare. The yield, of course, varies from year to year according to the decisions of the winemaking team as they craft the full range of wines made from these old vines, including the varietals. Given the productive restraints, the number of Quinta do Crasto Reserva Old Vines bottles varies significantly but it ranges from 80,000 to 90,000 annually.

The low yield of these old vines, together with the 18 months that the wine ages in French and American oak barrels in the temperature-controlled Barrel Cellar, makes Quinta do Crasto Reserva Old Vines a complex and concentrated wine.

Quinta do Crasto Reserva Old Vines shows complex aromas, with well-integrated fruit and oak notes and a hint of spice. Intense and deep on the palate, it is well balanced by the firm structure of the tannins and delivers a long and lingering finish. It is ideal to accompany hearty meat and game dishes. Since it is bottled unfiltered, some sediment may form during bottle ageing.

Last Updated: January 4, 2021

AWARDS AND DISTINCTIONS

QUINTA DO CRASTO RESERVA OLD VINES 2017
18 Points – Grandes Escolhas Magazine (PT / 2020)
17 Points – Jancis Robinson (UK / 2020)
93 Points – Wine Advocate / Robert Parker (EUA / 2020)

QUINTA DO CRASTO RESERVA OLD VINES 2016
94 Points – Editor’s Choice + #49 Top 100 2020, Wine Enthusiast Magazine (EUA / 2020)
94 Points – Adega Magazine (BR / 2020)
93 Points – Wine Spectator (EUA/2020)
93 Points – James Suckling (EUA / 2020)
Commended Medal – Decanter World Wine Awards (UK / 2020)
Gold Medal – Texsom International Wine Awards (EUA / 2020)
17,5 Points – Revista de Vinhos Magazine (PT / 2019)
18 Points – Grandes Escolhas Magazine (PT / 2019)
93+ Points – Wine Advocate / Robert Parker (EUA / 2019)

QUINTA DO CRASTO RESERVA OLD VINES 2015
94 Points – Wine Advocate / Robert Parker (EUA)
94 Points – Wine Spectator (EUA)
17,5 Points – Grandes Escolhas Magazine (PT)
17 Points – Jancis Robinson (UK / 2018)

QUINTA DO CRASTO RESERVA OLD VINES 2014
91 Points – Wine Advocate / Robert Parker (EUA)
Best Red Wine – Wines of Portugal Competition 2017 (PT)
Grand Gold Medal – Wines of Portugal Competition 2017 (PT)
Gold Medal – International Wine Challenge (UK)
93 Points – Tasted 100% Blind (UK)
94 Points – Adega Magazine (BR / 2017)

QUINTA DO CRASTO RESERVA OLD VINES 2013
94 Points – Adega Magazine (BR / 2018)
94 Points – Wine Advocate / Robert Parker (EUA)
92 Points – Wine Spectator (EUA)
94 Points – Wine Enthusiast Magazine (EUA)
Silver Medal – Sommelier Wine Awards 2016 (UK)
In the 50th Great Portuguese Wines for the USA (Viniportugal) (PT)
Silver Medal – International Wine Challenge (UK)

QUINTA DO CRASTO RESERVA OLD VINES 2012
94 Points – Wine Spectator (EUA)
93 Points – Wine Advocate / Robert Parker (EUA)
Gold Medal – Sommelier Wine Awards 2015 (UK / 2015)
17,5 Points – Jancis Robinson (UK / 2015)
93 Points – Adega Magazine (BR / 2015)

QUINTA DO CRASTO RESERVA OLD VINES 2011
94 Points – Wine Advocate / Robert Parker (EUA)
95 Points – Tasted Journal (Viniportugal) (PT)
94 Points – Wine Enthusiast Magazine (EUA)
Wine Style Awards – Top 50 of Best Rated Wines and Red Wines Vivino (2018) (DK)

QUINTA DO CRASTO RESERVA OLD VINES 2010
93 Points – Top 100 2013 – Wine Spectator (EUA)
92 Points – Wine Advocate / Robert Parker (EUA)
1st Place – Premium Category- BASF Nectar DiVino 2012 Competition(DE)
93 Points – Adega Magazine (BR / 2013)

QUINTA DO CRASTO RESERVA OLD VINES 2009
93 Points – Wine Advocate / Robert Parker (EUA)
92 Points – Adega Magazine (BR / 2013)

QUINTA DO CRASTO RESERVA OLD VINES 2008
93 Points – Top 100 2011, Wine Spectator (EUA)
92 Points – Wine Advocate / Robert Parker (EUA)
Top 10 – Essência do Vinho 2011 (PT)
91 Points – Adega Magazine (BR / 2013)

QUINTA DO CRASTO RESERVA OLD VINES 2007
92 Points – Adega Magazine (BR / 2020)
94 Points – Wine Advocate / Robert Parker (EUA)
93 Points – Wine Spectator (EUA)
Best of the Region – Revista de Vinhos 2009 Magazine (PT)
Gold Medal – V Concurso Internacional de Vinhos do Brasil (BR)
94 Points – Gismondi Wines 2009 (CA)
Gold Medal – International Wine & Spirit Competition 2009 (HK)

QUINTA DO CRASTO RESERVA OLD VINES 2006
92 Points – Wine Spectator (EUA)
91 Points – Wine Advocate / Robert Parker (EUA)
92 Points – Adega Magazine (BR / 2013)

QUINTA DO CRASTO RESERVA OLD VINES 2005
95 Points – 3rd Place + Top 100 2008 – Wine Spectator (EUA)
91 Points – Wine Advocate / Robert Parker (EUA)
93 Points – Adega Magazine (BR / 2008)

QUINTA DO CRASTO RESERVA OLD VINES 2004
93 Points – Top 100 2006 – Wine Spectator (EUA)
92 Points – Wine Advocate / Robert Parker (EUA)

QUINTA DO CRASTO RESERVA OLD VINES 2003
93 Points – Wine Advocate / Robert Parker (EUA)
90 Points – Adega Magazine (BR / 2006)

QUINTA DO CRASTO RESERVA OLD VINES 2002
91 Points – Wine Advocate / Robert Parker (EUA)

QUINTA DO CRASTO RESERVA OLD VINES 2001
92 Points – Wine Spectator (EUA)

QUINTA DO CRASTO RESERVA OLD VINES 2000
92 Points – Wine Spectator (EUA)

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