Portuguese Wines in the last issue of Wine&Spirits
14 April 11
Wine & Spirits April issue features an article about Portuguese wine once again. The US magazine presents information about the last Portuguese table wine tasting. This time, Niepoort Charme 2008 achieved the highest score of the tasting - 97 points.
The wine critic Joshua Greene tasted more than 60 Portuguese wines and rated 29 of them with at least 90 points. The ten best rated wines are mostly reds from Douro, Bairrada and Alentejo. The top ten includes three whites. The second place went to Quinta das Bageiras 94 from Bairrada (rated with 96 points) followed by Quinta das Bageiras Garrafeira 2004 with 95 points. At the top 10 last place is Redoma 2009 White that obtained 93 points. The reds Quinta da Fronteira Reserva e Grande Escolha from Douro were rated with 95 points. Also from Douro we find Quinta do Noval 2008 Quinta Vale Meão 2008 with 94 points. The red Marques de Borba Reserva from Alentejo also had 94 points.