Two Portuguese wines in the Wine Enthusiast's Top 10 'Best Buys'
4 November 16
Two Portuguese wines shine on the Top 10 'Best Buys' of the Wine Enthusiast magazine. Portugal totaled 9 positions in the Top 100 and was the third most awarded country
The wines Quinta da Aveleda 2015 from Vinho Verde wine region and DFJ Vinhos Paxis Red Blend 2013 from Lisbon wine region achieved, respectively, the third and fifth place with 90 points in the Top '100 Best Buys "of the Wine Enthusiast magazine. The wine Quinta da Aveleda is a blend of the two classic grapes of Vinho Verde, Loureiro and Alvarinho,"a dry wine, refreshing and crisp with a mineral aftertaste." The red Paxis is " dark, structured wine, with its balanced blend of Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca and Tinta Roriz, is firm with tannins and dense berry fruits. " Portugal totaled 9 positions in the Top '100 Best Buys "of the Wine Enthusiast and the third most awarded country of the list after France and the United States of America. Every year, the magazine Wine Enthusiast publishes the "Top 100 Best Buys”, the ordered list of wines that have the best quality / price ratio. Of the more than 21,000 wines reviewed this past year, fewer than 1,400 were awarded the Best Buy designation. However, only the best integrate in the top 100 dedicated to wine lovers who refuse to compromise on quality, no matter the occasion. Portuguese wines in the Top 100 Best Buys of 2016 #3 Aveleda 2015 Quinta da Aveleda (Vinho Verde) – 90 points #5 DFJ Vinhos 2013 Paxis Red Blend (Lisboa) – 90 points #12 Quinta do Portal 2013 Mural Reserva Red Wine (Douro) – 92 points #19 J. Portugal Ramos 2015 Loureiro (Vinho Verde) – 88 points #25 Caves Velhas 2013 Catedral (Dão) – 90 points #32 Parras Vinhos 2014 Castelo do Sulco Reserva (Lisboa) – 89 points #42 Caves da Montanha 2014 Conde de Serpa Colheita (Alentejano) – 89 points #53 Magnum Vinhos 2013 Flor de Maio Tinto (Alentejano) – 90 points #63 Provam 2015 Varanda do Conde (Vinho Verde) – 89 points