Portugal awarded in Decanter World Wine Awards
21 May 13
Portuguese wines got 605 prizes and 10 regional trophies in the Decanter World Wine Awards last edition.
Portuguese wines achieved 20 gold medals, 117 silver medals, 264 bronze medals and 204 wines got the “Commended” mention. To these prizes, the jury also added 10 regional trophies that are specific to Portuguese wines, like Port or Madeira wine prizes. These regional trophies are to wines that get the highest score gathered by the challenge jury. The wines were reviewed by 219 wine experts from 27 countries (Portugal included) in London during past April. These awards also use price as a factor to review wines (under and ouver £15). A total of 9,873 wines were awarded a Decanter medal, but winners of the highest accolade, the 32 International Trophies, will only be announced on 4 September. The list of Portuguese Regional Trophies from the 2013 Decanter World Awards are below: White Northern Portugal under £15 Trophy Beyra Altitude 700 Mt Beira Interior 2012 Red Douro under £15 Trophy Castello d´Alba Grande Reserva Vinhas Velhas 2011 Red Douro over £15 Trophy Quinta da Leda 2010 Red Southern Portugal under £15 Trophy Tagus Creek Shiraz-Trincadeira Reg. Alentejano 2012 Portuguese Fortified over £15 Trophy Bacalhôa Moscatel de Setúbal 2000 Port under £15 Trophy Graham´s Six Grapes Reserve Madeira over £15 Trophy Barbeito 20 Anos Lote 12089 Vintage Port under £15 Trophy Offley Late Bottled Vintage 2008 Vintage Port over £15 Trophy Graham´s Quinta dos Malvedos 2004 Tawny Port over £15 Trophy Sandeman 40 Year Old