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Olly Smith’s 50 Great Portuguese Wines 2013

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Olly Smith 50 Great Portuguese Wines

Olly Smith’s list of 50 Great Portuguese Wines 2013 has been released and is full of great value wines from Portugal.

The 50 Great Portuguese Wines is a Wines of Portugal initiative that happens every year in the UK and the US. For this year’s UK event, Olly Smith, a well known TV and wine personality, was selected to choose his list of 50 Great Portuguese Wines. Olly has decided to focus on finding the best value wines between £7 – £30.

Olly Smith was already the 9th expert to be selected for this initiative which has become an annual highlight for Portuguese wine and has helped raise awareness for the exciting diversity of what is being done in Portugal.

I’m a supporter of this initiative as I find that it works very well as a point of entry in the fantastic world of Portuguese wine for many wine lovers. Olly is a specially interesting selection for his ability to be consumer-focused and for his lively no-string-attached attitude towards wine.

Lots of good value options to choose from the 19 white wines, 27 red wines and 4 fortified wines. Here’s Olly Smith’s List of 50 Great Portuguese Wines 2013:

  White Wines Region  
1. Vales de Ambrães – Avesso 2012 Vinho Verde Where to buy
2. Casa da Senra 2012 Vinho Verde Where to buy
3. Soalheiro 2012 Vinho Verde Where to buy
4. Alvarinho Solar de Serrade 2012 Vinho Verde Where to buy
5. FP 2012 Bairrada Where to buy
6. Quinta da Raza Arinto 2012 Vinho Verde Where to buy
7. Montes Ermos Reserva 2011 Douro Where to buy
8. Beyra Quartz 2011 Beira Interior Where to buy
9. Redoma 2011 Douro Where to buy
10. Quinta de la Rosa 2011 Douro Where to buy
11. Pato Frio Antão Vaz 2011 Alentejo Where to buy
12. Vinhas do Lasso 2010 Lisboa Where to buy
13. Dona Ermelinda 2011 Península de Setubal Where to buy
14. Valle Pradinhos 2011 Tras-os-Montes Where to buy
15. Muros de Melgaço 2011 Vinho Verdes Where to buy
16. Quinta de Saes Encruzado 2011 Dão Where to buy
17. Quinta dos Roques Encruzado 2011 Dão Where to buy
18. Esporão Reserva 2011 Alentejo Where to buy
19. Arenae 2010 Lisboa Where to buy
  Red Wines    
20. Marquês de Borba 2011 Alentejo Where to buy
21. Almeida Garrett 2010 Beira Interior Where to buy
22. Sexy 2011 Alentejo Where to buy
23. Zéfyro 2009 Alentejo Where to buy
24. Altano Quinta do Ataíde Reserva 2009 Douro Where to buy
25. PAPE 2010 Dão Where to buy
26. Claudia’s 2009 Douro Where to buy
27. Manoella Douro 2010 Douro Where to buy
28. Quinta Nova – Colheita 2010 Douro Where to buy
29. F’OZ 2011 Alentejo Where to buy
30. Palpite 2010 Alentejo Where to buy
31. Poeira 2010 Douro Where to buy
32. Vertente 2009 Douro Where to buy
33. Trincadeira Vinhas Velhas 2009 Tejo Where to buy
34. Tinto da Ânfora 2010 Alentejo Where to buy
35. Duas Pedras 2011 Alentejo Where to buy
36. Crasto Superior 2010 Douro Where to buy
37. Quinta de Foz de Arouce 2009 Beiras Where to buy
38. Quinta dos Quatro Ventos 2009 Douro Where to buy
39. Aliança Bairrada Reserva 2011 Bairrada Where to buy
40. Quinta dos Roques 2010 Dão Where to buy
41. Esporão Reserva 2010 Alentejo Where to buy
42. Cedro do Noval 2009 Douro Where to buy
43. Julia Kemper Touriga Nacional 2009 Dão Where to buy
44. CH by Chocapalha 2009 Lisboa Where to buy
45. Quinta de la Rosa Reserve 2010 Douro Where to buy
46. Quinta do Sagrado Reserva 2007 Douro Where to buy
  Fortified (Port Madeira and Moscatel)    
47 Verdelho 15 Years Old Madeira Where to buy
48 Moscatel de Favaios Colheita 1980 Douro Where to buy
49 Família Horacio Simões Bastardo 2009 Península Setúbal Where to buy
50 Dow’s Quinta do Bomfim Vintage Port Douro Where to buy

More information about each wine and a list of places where to buy them (around the world) is available by clicking on each wine.

Finally, watch Olly selecting and explaining what he thinks about Portuguese Wine during his 50 Great Portuguese Wines tasting and selection:

Written by andrerib

April 18, 2013 at 12:12

The Best Portuguese Wines of 2012 by Revista dos Vinhos

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Barca Velha 2004

In an event that is known as the Oscars of Wine in Portugal, Revista dos Vinhos (one of Portugal’s most read wine magazines) has announced their 2012 List of Best Portuguese Wines.

This is a solid list of great Portuguese wines including some out-of-this-world bottles (like the Barca Velha 2004). The 30 wines on the list got an Award of Excellence for having achieved the very best ratings in all of the wine tastings organized by the wine magazine during 2012.

As you’ll see from the indicative retail prices this is a list that includes some of the most expensive Portuguese wines on the market. In general there’s plenty of good wines at lower price points in the market (as you can see by most of my Wines of the Week or the Top 10 Portuguese Wines by Essência do Vinho) but this is mostly a list of high-end wines, even if some – for the quality – can still be considered good values at their price.

As always I’ve marked my favorite wines (and this time also the good values) on the list. I haven’t yet tasted all of them so I’ll do an update on the list as soon as I taste them.

Award of Excellence

Reds

Whites

Port Wines

Madeira & Others

The magazine also selected the top wines by region including a list of Port Wines. You can see the full list of selected wines (in Portuguese) on the magazine’s website.

Written by andrerib

February 22, 2013 at 17:45

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