Portuguese wines in the Wine Enthusiast's Top 100 'Best Buys'
2 October 18
Portuguese wines achieved 9 positions in Wine Enthusiast's Top 100 'Best Buys'.
The wines Aveleda 2015 Follies Casa da Aguieira Touriga Nacional (Bairrada) and Sogrape 2016 Silk & Spice Red (Portuguese Table Wine) achieved, respectively, the 11th and 15th place in the Top '100 Best Buys "of the Wine Enthusiast magazine. The wine“from the Quinta da Aguieira, this serious, concentrated wine has the violet perfume typical of Touriga Nacional. It is a rich, dense and tannic wine, full of black fruit, dark chocolate and bright acidity.” The wine Sogrape 2016 Silk & Spice Red is a blend across different regions of Portugal that celebrates the voyages of Portuguese explorers in the 15th and 16th centuries. It is a juicy, ripe wine, well-structured and rich. With warm red fruits and balanced acidity, this smooth wine can be enjoyed now. Portugal totaled 9 awards and was tied with Italy in 4th place in the list of most awarded following the United States, France and Spain. 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 2018 #11 Aveleda 2015 Follies Casa da Aguieira Touriga Nacional (Bairrada) – 92 points #15 Sogrape 2016 Silk & Spice Red (Portuguese Table Wine) – 90 points #22 Quinta de Chocapalha 2015 Castelão (Lisboa) – 91 points #26 Provam 2017 Portal do Fidalgo Alvarinho (Vinho Verde) – 92 points #30 Global Wines 2016 Q do E Encontro Bical (Bairrada) – 88 points #37 Monte da Ravasqueira 2016 Red (Alentejano) – 90 points #48 Caves Aliança 2014 Aliança Red (Dão) – 88 points #59 Casa Agricola Alexandre Relvas 2017 Herdade de São Miguel Colheita Seleccionada Branco White (Alentejano) – 90 points #63 DFJ Vinhos 2014 Grand'Arte Shiraz (Lisboa) – 90 points