Wine Enthusiast awards top spot to Portuguese wine in list of 100 Best Buys

Oct 17, 2014

Wine Enthusiast Magazine has awarded a Portuguese wine top spot in its list of 100 Best Buy wines.
Quinta da Aveleda 2013, a Loureiro and Alvarinho blend, was described by Wine Enthusiast as “steely, tight and crisp, with a touch of creaminess that gives it a more rounded aftertaste”. This wine remains a benchmark for the Vinho Verde region, despite the fact that the producers have since recast it as a Minho wine.
Of the thousands of wines that Wine Enthusiast reviewers tasted over the past 12 months, only 6.4% were included on the final list including a total of 9 Portuguese wines. Also making the list were:

#1 Aveleda 2013 Quinta da Aveleda Estate Bottled Loureiro-Alvarinho White (Minho,90 points)
#4 Assobio 2011, do Esporão (Douro, 94 points)
#8 Portada Winemaker’s Selection tinto 2011, da DFJ Vinhos (Lisboa, 90 points)
#19º Vinhas Altas tinto 2012, Caves Velhas (Tejo, 90 points)
#33º Muros Antigos Escolha branco 2012, Anselmo Mendes (Vinho Verde, 91 points)
#38º Parcelas tinto 2010, Quinta de Porrais (Douro, 92 points)
#49º Casa de Vilacetinho Grande Escolha branco 2012 (Vinho Verde, 89 points)
#66º Herdade de São Miguel Colheita Seleccionada tinto 2012 (Alentejo, 90 points)
#75º Kopke tinto 2011 (Douro, 90 points)

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