Portuguese wines featured in the Wine Spectator's Top 100 Wines of 2012
20 November 12
Two Portuguese wines featured in the Wine Spectator's Top 100 of 2012, one of the most influent wine magazines of the world.
Quinta do Vallado Touriga Nacional 2009 from Douro wine region achieved the 13th position with 95 points (out of 100). We should mention that last year the Quinta do Vallado Touriga Nacional 2008 was featured in the 7th place of 2011 Top. The other Portuguese wine in the Top is a Port – Poças Junior Vintage Port 2009 – and achieved the 20th place. Every year, Wine Spectator selects a Top 100 as result of about 17,000 blind tastings during a year. The Top 100 reveals the relationship between quality (represented by score); value (reflected by release price); availability (measured by cases made or imported); and what they call the “X-factor”–the excitement generated by a rising-star producer, a benchmark wine or a significant milestone for a wine region. Check the complet list here.