Portugal wines on Decanter World Wine Awards
8 September 11
Decanter World Wine Awards: Portugal joint top of the international trophy table for Old World countries & Margaret River bags international Chardonnay trophy again.
Thrilling to see Portugal perform so well at Decanter World Wine Awards last night. With France, Portugal bagged the most Old World international trophies (3 apiece) – quite a distinction and, speaking as Regional Chair for Portugal (table wines), I hope the results inspire lots more entries for us to judge next year! And the winners were: Tagus Creek Shiraz Trincadeira 2010 (Alentejo) – International Trophy for a Red blend under £10 – a great coup for one of Portugal’s great modernisers, Joao Portugal Ramos, also Nick Oakley of Oakley Wine Agencies who helped conceive the brand. Bacalhoa 2004 Moscatel de Setubal – International Trophy for sweet fortifieds under £10. Henriques & Henriques 15 year old Verdelho Madeira – International Trophy for sweet fortifieds over £10.