Quinta do Crasto Touriga Nacional 2017

Touriga Nacional

750 mL bottle  |   VINTAGES#:  694935
$84.00
RP
94-96
Quinta do Crasto Touriga Nacional 2017 from LCBO
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    The 2017 Touriga Nacional was aged for 16 to 18 months, depending on the plot, in 90% new, light-toast French oak. This was bottled just about 10 days before this tasting. It comes in at just 13.5% alcohol, on par with the 2016 even in this big vintage. Winemaker Manuel Lobo said it was picked September 6 - very early - and he at first feared that he picked too early. However, he said there was 'excellent fruit expression, great concentration and ripe tannins. The amount of fruit per vine was very small.' If there is a flaw in the Touriga Franca - well, just call it a different style of grape, not really a flaw - it is that it doesn't have a big personality, although it represents the grape very well. Problem (if you view it as one) solved, although in Crasto's world, Touriga Nacional always has some restraint. This adds expressive blue fruits, a more elegant demeanor and enticing - but not obnoxious - aromatics. It has plenty of power of its own, easily matching and surpassing the Touriga Franca (although a step behind the Tinta Roriz). Dry, serious, fresh and invigorating, this is a potentially great Crasto Touriga. However, given the recent bottling coupled with travel, I'm going to use a range here. The only issue, however, is how good it is. Manuel said he believes the early picking date was the right decision. Drink date: 2022-2040. Score - 94-96. (Mark Squires, robertparker.com, Feb. 28, 2020)

    PRODUCT DETAILS

    Release Date:
    October 7, 2021
    750 mL bottle
    Alcohol/Vol:
    14%
    Made In:
    Douro, Portugal
    By:
    Quinta Do Crasto
    Sugar Content:
    2 g/L
    Sweetness Descriptor:
    XD - Extra Dry
    Style:
    Medium-bodied & Fruity
    Varietal:
    Touriga Nacional

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    PRODUCT DETAILS

    Release Date:
    October 7, 2021
    750 mL bottle
    Alcohol/Vol:
    14%
    Made In:
    Douro, Portugal
    By:
    Quinta Do Crasto
    Sugar Content:
    2 g/L
    Sweetness Descriptor:
    XD - Extra Dry
    Style:
    Medium-bodied & Fruity
    Varietal:
    Touriga Nacional
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