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Portugal

Portugal is best known for its two legendary fortified wines, Port and Madeira, but it also produces significant amounts of red and white table wine. In most years it ranks around the 10th or 11th largest wine producer in the world. In 2013, for instance, Portugal was the 11th largest producer just after Germany. Wine has always been produced in Portugal and in fact the country was the first to organize an appellation system, which it did in 1756, nearly 200 years before the French set up their appellations. The highest quality wines are labeled D.O.C. for Denominaçào de Origem Controlada. Many of the most innovative winemakers today, however, are avoiding the appellation system, which they deem too stifling for modern winemaking practices. The Douro Valley is the nation’s most important wine producing region, and it is the capital of Port production. The Portuguese island of Madeira, located 400 miles west of Morocco, is the nation’s other famous wine region, having produced Madeira for export for more than 400 years. Many red and white wine grapes grow in Portugal, though the best known is Touriga Nacional, the red grape used for Port and, increasingly, high quality table wines. Touriga Nacional produces dark, tannic, fruity wines.

1935 Taylor-Fladgate

Heavy capsule condition issue; top shoulder fill; light label condition issue

VN  100   

1977 Taylor-Fladgate

Heavy capsule condition issue; elevated cork; heavy signs of past seepage; light label condition issue

WS  98   
RP  96   
JR  18.5+    
MB  ****   

1977 Taylor-Fladgate

Heavy capsule condition issue; heavy signs of past seepage; light label condition issue

WS  98   
RP  96   
JR  18.5+    
MB  ****   

1977 Taylor-Fladgate

Heavy capsule condition issue; heavy signs of past seepage; label condition issue

WS  98   
RP  96   
JR  18.5+    
MB  ****   

1994 Taylor-Fladgate

Light label condition issue

WS  100   
RP  97   
DE  ****   
WS  #1 of 1997   
2 available
Bid

1994 Taylor-Fladgate

Light capsule condition issue; light label condition issue

WS  100   
RP  97   
DE  ****   
WS  #1 of 1997   

1997 Taylor-Fladgate

Light label condition issue

WA  97   
RP  96   
ST  95   
WS  94   
JR  18   
2 available
Bid

2003 Taylor-Fladgate

Light signs of past seepage; light label condition issue

WA  98   
WS  94   
ST  93   

2011 Taylor-Fladgate

375ml

JR  19.5   
WS  97   
WA  96-98   
VN  96+    
JS  96   

N.V. Taylor-Fladgate 20 Year Old Tawny Port

WE  93   
WS  92   

N.V. Taylor-Fladgate 40 Year Old Tawny Port

WS  90   
3 available
Bid *

1991 Taylor-Fladgate Quinta de Vargellas

Light label condition issue

RP  95   
WS  94   

2015 Taylor-Fladgate Quinta de Vargellas

WE  95   
WA  94   
WS  92   

1963 Fonseca

Heavy capsule condition issue; heavy signs of past seepage; mid shoulder fill; label condition issue

MB  *****   
WS  98   
WA  96   

1985 Fonseca

Label condition issue

WS  95   
WA  93   
JR  18.5   
MB  ****/*   
DE  ***   

1992 Fonseca

Light label condition issue

RP  97   
WS  94   
MB  ****   
WS  #4 of 1995   
5 available
Bid *

1994 Fonseca

Light label condition issue

WS  100   
DE  *****   
RP  97   
JR  17.5   
WS  #1 of 1997   

1994 Fonseca

Light label condition issue

WS  100   
DE  *****   
RP  97   
JR  17.5   
WS  #1 of 1997   

1994 Fonseca

Light capsule condition issue; signs of past seepage; light label condition issue

WS  100   
DE  *****   
RP  97   
JR  17.5   
WS  #1 of 1997   

1997 Fonseca

Light capsule condition issue; light signs of past seepage; light label condition issue

RP  93   
ST  93   
WS  91   
JR  17   
DE  ****   

2003 Fonseca

Light label condition issue

ST  97   
WA  96   
WS  96   
JR  18.5   

2003 Fonseca

ST  97   
WA  96   
WS  96   
JR  18.5   

2016 Fonseca

JS  98   
WA  97   
WS  97   
WE  97   
VN  96   
JR  17.5+    
10 available
Bid *

2016 Fonseca

JS  98   
WA  97   
WS  97   
WE  97   
VN  96   
JR  17.5+    
8 available
Bid *

2016 Fonseca

JS  98   
WA  97   
WS  97   
WE  97   
VN  96   
JR  17.5+    
6 available
Bid *