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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.

2000 Taylor-Fladgate

Light capsule condition issue; label condition issue

RP  98+    
WS  95   
ST  95+    
JR  17.5   

2000 Taylor-Fladgate

Light label condition issue

RP  98+    
WS  95   
ST  95+    
JR  17.5   

1963 Fonseca

Label condition issue

MB  *****   
WS  98   
WA  96   

1980 Fonseca

Light capsule condition issue; base neck fill; light label condition issue

MB  ***   

2000 Fonseca

Light capsule condition issue; light label condition issue

WA  96   
ST  95   
WS  94   
JR  17   

2009 Fonseca

375ml

Light label condition issue

WA  94   

1985 Graham's

Light label condition issue

MB  *****   
RP  96   
WS  96   
DE  ***   

1997 Graham's

Light capsule condition issue; light label condition issue

RP  93   
JR  18.5   
WS  90   
ST  90   
2 available
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2000 Graham's

375ml

WS  98   
RP  94   
ST  94   
JR  17.5   
WS  #9 of 2003   
16 available
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2000 Graham's

375ml

Light label condition issue

WS  98   
RP  94   
ST  94   
JR  17.5   
WS  #9 of 2003   
10 available
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2016 Graham's

375ml

JS  99   
WS  98   
WE  97   
VN  96   
WA  95   
JR  18.5+    
6 available
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2016 Graham's

375ml

Light label condition issue

JS  99   
WS  98   
WE  97   
VN  96   
WA  95   
JR  18.5+    

N.V. Graham's 40 Year Tawny

WE  94   
WS  93   
DE  ****   
5 available
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N.V. Graham's 40 Year Tawny

Light capsule condition issue

WE  94   
WS  93   
DE  ****   

1992 Graham's Malvedos

Light label condition issue

RP  92   
WS  91   

1995 Graham's Malvedos

Light label condition issue

ST  90   
2 available
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1983 Dow's

Label condition issue

WS  94   
RP  90   
JR  17.5   

1985 Dow's

Light label condition issue

MB  ****   

1989 Dow's LBV

1984 Dow's Quinta do Bomfim

Lightly elevated cork; light label condition issue

1992 Dow's Quinta do Bomfim

Light label condition issue

RP  93   
WS  92   
3 available
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1995 Dow's Quinta do Bomfim

Light label condition issue

WS  90   
ST  90   

1982 Quinta do Noval

Heavy capsule condition issue; heavy label condition issue

2 available
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1997 Quinta do Noval

Light label condition issue

RP  100   
WS  97   
ST  94   
JR  18   

2016 Quinta do Noval

Light label condition issue

WS  98   
JS  98   
WA  97   
VN  94   
WE  92   
JR  18   
3 available
Bid *