Wines of Portugal awarded in Decanter World Wine Awards 2017
30 May 17
Portugal achieves a positive result with 693 awarded wines at the renowned Decanter World Wines Awards (DWWA), an international competition sponsored by the English magazine, Decanter.
The 2017 Decanter World Wine Awards awarded 693 Portuguese wines. The wines Bual 1987, Cossart Gordon, from Madeira and Blog '13, Tiago Cabaço, from Alentejo were awarded with the highest distinction of the competition, the "Platinum - Best in Show". Portugal also totaled 8 Platinum medals, 32 Gold, 138 Silver and 287 Bronze medals. France was the nation with more “platinum – best in show” medals (8). In Portugal, the most awarded wine region was Porto and Douro with 272 medals, followed by the Alentejo with 149 medals. Out of nearly 17,200 wines tasted were judged blind by 219 of the world’s best palates, including 65 Masters of Wine and 20 Master Sommeliers, during one week at London’s Tobacco Dock. Platinum – Best in Show - Blog '13, Tiago Cabaço, Alentejo (98 points) - Bual Madeira 1987, Cossart Gordon, Madeira (95 points) Platinum - Bacalhôa 2014, Moscatel de Setúbal, Península de Setúbal (95 points) - Pingo Doce 2011, Porto, Late Bottled Vintage (95 points) - Poças Júnior, Porto Colheita 1967 (96 points) - Quinta do Pessegueiro tinto 2014, Douro (95 points) - Sandeman, Port 30 Years Old Tawny NV (95 points) Sivipa 1996, Moscatel de Setúbal, Península de Setúbal (98 points) - Soalheiro Alvarinho 2016, Vinho Verde (95 points) - Soito Reserva 2014, Dão (95 points) The DWWA 2017 results are available online at Decanter's website.