Jancis Robinson’s top Portuguese Wines

Dec 16, 2011

Jancis Robinson has chosen her 60+ greatest red and 65+ greatest white wines, and Portugal has a few mentions, including Tiago Cabaço, .com 2009, Lavradores de Feitoria 2010 and Quinta da Bacalhôa, Tinto da Anfora 2008.

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Great Whites:

Tiago Cabaço, .com 2009 Alentejo 16.5 Drink 2011-2013
Estremoz. Really fun and fruity! Roupeiro and Antão Vaz. Low acid but masses of flavour. 13.5%

For more information contact Adnams – www.adnams.co.uk

Lavradores de Feitoria 2010 Douro 16.5 Drink 2011-2014
Lavradores de Feitoria is a 15-producer co-operative in the Douro, based at the impressive Mateus palace. The winemaker here is Paulo Ruao, formerly of Ramos Pinto, with Dirk Niepoort acting as consultant.
Much cooler than most Douro whites. Malvasia Fina, Síria and Gouveio grown on high cool slopes and fermented in stainless steel according to the informative back label. Very successful and distinctive. GV 12.5%

For more information contact Raymond Reynolds Ltd – www.winesfromportugal.com

Great Red:

Quinta da Bacalhôa, Tinto da Anfora 2008 Alentejo
Portugal is full of underpriced gems such as this rich blend of Aragonez (Tempranillo) with Portuguese varieties. Playful, satisfying with a flavour that reminded me of marrons glacés. Neat and complete. 14%
Reduced to £7.49 Waitrose (£7.99 after 4 January)

For more information contact Ehrmanns Wines – www.ehrmannswines.co.uk

For more information visit www.jancisrobinson.com



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