Quinta do Crasto 2007 Vintage Port: Tasting Notes

This page provides an overview of my notes on the Quinta do Crasto 2007 Vintage Port. Apologies if the notes are brief (or non-existent); they are mainly recorded for my benefit with public distribution being a secondary priority!

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The Notes

Tasting 1

Notes: Blind sample. Dreadful. Muted and tight, there was little on the nose and less on the palate. A bit of a tannic structure but not a great deal and more worrying was a complete lack of fruit. Later this turned out not to be the final Crasto blend.

Tasted at: TPF offline 20v2009.

No rating.


Tasting 2

Notes: The “proper” blend. Very dark. Still quite muted. Slightly floral, perhaps some liquorish. Very little tannins but a bit of acidity. Not very complex.

Tasted at: TPF Offline 26viii2009.

No rating.

A Note on Ratings

My rating system attempts to answer the question “is this a good Port?” one of three ways: No; Possibly; or Certainly. Ports generally are rated against others of their category. Therefore, a Ruby Port which I rate as C for Certainly good, might not be as good as a Vintage Port which receives the same rating. I sometimes modify my rating with a plus or minus indicating that the Port is better or worse than might be expected for this category.

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