I read today that the renowned North American Wine Magazine "Wine Enthusiast" elected nine Portuguese Wines to their Top Cellar Selection, placing Portugal right behind France, USA and Italy.
With maximum points out of 100, we will find the famous “Quinta do Noval 2011 Nacional Vintage Port” already mentioned in my Blog in previous Posts, sold in the USA around 650 dollars (roughly 481 euros).
Out of this selection of the 100 best wines in the world to keep and enjoy, five are Ports, two from the Douro region and the other two are from the Dao region.
Other than Quinta do Noval, Top Cellar Selection of the "Wine Enthusiast" Magazine chose Taylor Fladgate 2011 Vintage Port (10.º place, 97 points), Quinta do Vesúvio 2011 Capela Vintage Port (15.º, 98), Wine & Soul 2009 Pintas Character (19.º, 95), Warre´s 2011 Vintage Port (25.º, 96), Niepoort 2011 Vintage Port (31.º, 96), Passarela 2009 Casa da Passarela,Vinhas Velhas Tinto (42.º, 94 pontos), Quinta da Romaneira 2009 Reserva (76.º, 94) and the Sogrape 2009 Quinta dos Carvalhais (89.º, 94).
Another great news for the Portuguese Wines who in times of harsh economic crisis give a strong help in Portuguese exports.
Congratulations to the Producers.
Chef Gourmet Du Art