Quinta do Crasto, Douro DOC (Portugal) Vinhas Velhas 2016

($42, Folio Fine Wine Partners):  Grapes from a mix of 25 to 30 varieties grown on vines averaging 70 years of age were the source for this hefty, well-structured wine.  There’s more complexity here than this producer’s refined Touriga Nacional, which I suspect comes from the blend and the age of the vines, but less elegance at this stage of its development.  The tannins need time to integrate, while the whole wine needs to come together, so I suggest putting this one in the cellar for years while you drink the Touriga Nacional.
91 Michael Apstein Jul 13, 2021