2019 has come to an end and everyone is talking about the amazing wine values you can find from Portugal.
Let’s take a quick look back and see what some people had to say about some of our wines…
Tyto alba Red DOC Do Tejo 2016
95 Points/Gold Medal - International Wine Challenge 2020, Tranche 1 - “Lifted violets, deep black fruit, spice. Intense, minty, plum and liquorice. Deep, soft, fine and elegant."
Quinta do Bronze DOC Douro 2015
94 Points/CELLAR SELECTION - Wine Enthusiast, November 2019 - “This is the first release from a little-known quinta in a privileged position on the Pinhão river. The wine is very fine, impressively rich and full of dark tannins and further potential...”
92 Points - RobertParker.com, October 2019 - “Creamy and too oakdriven on opening, this otherwise shows quite well. It is ripe and solid while maintaining good mid-palate finessey...”
Poseidon DOC Douro 2015
93 Points/CELLAR SELECTION - Wine Enthusiast, April 2019 - “... It is dense, powerful while also well balanced and rich. Immense tannins are equalled by the ripe black fruits. Both have allowed the wine to age well. Drink from 2020.”
90 Points - RobertParker.com, April 2019 - "...Silky at times, this has a bright feel and considerable elegance. It adds some flavor (from fruit and oak) and finishes very well with some notable grip on the finish..."
Lua Cheia em V. V. Red Reserva Especial DOC Douro 2016
92 Points - Wine Enthusiast, May 2019 - “Old vines in the high plateau above the Douro Valley have produced a richly dense wine. Its tannins, still young, are powerful, showing strongly against the ripe black plum fruits...”
Nostalgia 10 Barricas Alvarinho Vinho Verde DOC 2015
92 Points - - Wine Enthusiast, July 2019 “Aged in wood for 10 months, this ripe mature wine is full of nutty flavors, spice and juicy acidity. Its fruitiness is now moving towards secondary flavors adding complexity and confirming the aging ability of Alvarinho.”
Primo DOC Palmela 2015
92 Points - Wine Enthusiast, November 2019 - “This limited production wine, in its heavy bottle, is a fine example of Castelão when it is well selected. The wine comes from old vines, is wood aged and still has plenty of potential...”
Nostalgia Alvarinho Vinho Verde DOC 2017
91 Points - Wine Enthusiast, May 2019 “Alvarinho at its best in the subregion of Monção and Melgaço shines through this ripe, creamy wine. Crisp apples are lifted by a squeeze of lime while always freshened with bright acidity...”
Pegos Claros Grande Escolha DOC Palmela 2015
91 Points - Wine Enthusiast, May 2019 - “Castelão is the most widely planted grape in the Setúbal peninsula, of which Palmela is a part. Here it has made a sophisticated wood-aged wine with layers of dark tannins and powerful black fruits. It's all held together by the fine juicy acidity...”
Pegos Claros Blanc des Noirs DOC Palmela 2018
91 Points - RobertParker.com, August 2019 - “The 2018 Blanc de Noirs Castelão Vinhas Velhas was aged for five months in an 80/20 mixture of new French oak and stainless steel... Rather intense in flavor and structure, this has serious concentration and a big finish. This winery keeps finding new tricks for Castelão, its signature grape, and this one works great. It may well age better than anticipated."