The Swedish wine club Munskänkarna, one of the biggest wine clubs on the world, awarded the Douro and Porto as the “Wine Village of the Year”.
“The Vallado Adelaide Tributa Port, produced by Quinta do Vallado, was rated with 99 points (out of 100 possible) by Mark Squires.
The Vallado Adelaide Tributa Port was produced in 1866 using pre-philoxera vineyards and it’s a special edition limited to 1300 decanters.
The wine tasting note can be read on Squires page, where he refers the wine complexity and how was magnificent tasting it.
Mark Squires is the official wine critic for Portuguese wines in “The Wine Advocate”, a publication managed by Robert Parker, one of the world’s most influential critics, until the end of 2012.”
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The Portuguese Wine Critic Anibal Coutinho has released the Guide of the Best Portuguese Wines for 2013. The selection was based on the personal opinion from the blind taste of 700 Wines from all wine producing regions of Portugal.
from Master Sommelier, Laura Maniec
The first edition of the Albariños Al Mundo 2012 have awarded 15 Vinhos Verdes (White Wine).
Highlights for Vinho Verde Wine Vinha Antiga 2010, that won the Gran Albariño de Oro (Gold Medal).
The jury was composed by Master of Wine Sarah Jane Evans, Susan Hulme, the critics Juan Carlos Rincón (Decanter) and David Williams (The Observer),the sommeliers Clement Robert and Jan Konetzki (from Gordon Ramsay restaurants).
Two Portuguese Wines are on the 2012 list of “TOP 100″ wines by Wine Spectator.
At 13º is the Wine “Quinta do Vallado” 2009 from Douro.
On 20º is the Vintage Port Wine “Poças Junior” 2009.
This selection is the compilation from more the 17 000 wines of the top 100 wines reviewed by the specialists in blind tasting.
The magazine Wine Enthusiast has selected 10 Portuguese Wines to be on the “Top 100 Cellar Selections” list of this year.
Highlight for the Red Wine “Quinta do Vale Meão 2009” which is on the 12º Place.
See the complete List Here.