Portuguese wines in the Wine Spetactor issue
11 June 12
The July edition of the USA magazine will feature a few pages about Portuguese wines. Quinta do Noval Late Bottled Port Unfiltered 2005 was highly recommended by the magazine.
The Noval Port got 93 points (out of 100) and is described has succulent and fruity, with concentrated flavors of dark plum, blackberry and chocolate mousse that are backed by good grip. The Highly recommended wines include top-scorers and wines that represent optimal purchases based on their combination of score, price and availability. In the same issue another Port wines are highlight by the wine critics. Quinta do Vesúvio Vintage Port 2009 (98 points) and Fonseca Vintage Port 2009 (95 points) were considered “Collectibles” wines. It is recommend let this wines ageing in the bootlle for about 10 ou 20 years because they show a greatest potential to gain in value. The magazine also reviewed some still wines, especially from Douro wine region. The best wine for the jury was the Quinta do Vallado Touriga Nacional 2009 from Douro wine region. The complete list of classifications can be viewed here. Wine Spetactor is an American magazine and one of the most important wine magazines in the world. News altered in June 15th, 2012