2016 Quinta do Crasto White, Douro (750ml)

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# PTCRWH16AE
Country: Portugal
Region: Douro
Grape Varietal: Rabigato
Review Score: 89WA
Alcohol By Volume: 12.0%

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The 2016 Branco is a blend of Rabigato 45%, Gouveio 40% and Viosinho 15%. Just a tiny part (10%) of the juice saw some wood (for six weeks). This is lighter styled but persistent. It has an appealingly fresh feel. With just a bit of green, it ends with some herbs on the finish while always seeming rather enlivening. Reasonably solid in the mid-palate for this level, this should drink well for the next five years or so, maybe more. In good vintages, they surprisingly age for a decade or so. That's not necessarily its highest and best use, to be sure, but there is no rush.

89 points, Mark Squires, Wine Advocate (Issue # 232 - Aug 2017)