|Wine Enthusiast Buying Guide Oct/2013
93 Points - Águia Moura em Vinhas Velhas Res. DOC Douro 2009
"This is a smooth, impressively rich wine powered by silky tannins and ripe black fruits. The palate is intensely concentrated with a big, bold structure and a solid feel. It does need some aging, so drink from 2016." EDITORS' CHOICE
91 Points - Águia Moura em Vinhas Velhas Res. DOC Douro 2011
"This is a generous, opulent wine with spicy notes from wood aging complementing pear and ripe apple flavors. There is a sprinkle of lemon zest giving freshness to the rich texture. Full bodied but still well balanced, this is a wine to age. Drink from 2015." ONLINE EXCLUSIVE
85 Points - Azul Portugal DOC Vinho Verde 2012
"Crisp. Dry and fruity, this wine has a light touch of citrus and fresh acidity. Fruity with a slight sparkle, it’s an ideal aperitif."
86 Points - Dona Helena Red Reg. Pen. Setúbal 2011
"Vines grown on sandy soil yield a wine that is accessible now. Full, soft and ripe with red berry fruits, the palate is marked by gentle tannins and an attractive burst of fruity acidity. Drink now." BEST BUY / ONLINE EXCLUSIVE
84 Points - Dona Helena Rose Reg. Pen. Setúbal 2012
"Round and fruity, this is a dry rosé with rich caramel and strawberry notes. Soft in acidity, it feels full in the mouth and finishes with a soft aftertaste." BEST BUY / ONLINE EXCLUSIVE
87 Points - Pegos Claros DOC Palmela 2010
"Very juicy—intensely so—this is a wine dominated by red-berry flavor. It has a rustic edge with barnyard aromas softened by notes from oak aging. Acidity on the finish confirms the wine’s inherent freshness."
90 Points - Pegos Claros Grande Escolha DOC Palmela 2010
"With its arm-breaking, heavy bottle, this is a wine obviously meant to impress. Old vines do give concentration, and heavy tannins promise aging. The wine is packed with ripe plums and black currants, but leathery notes and a feathered texture suggests the wine is already evolving."