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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.

1992 Taylor-Fladgate

Light label condition issue

RP  100   
WS  95   
MB  **/*   
WS  #18 of 1995   

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

Light capsule condition issue; label condition issue

WE  93   
WS  92   
WS  #76 of 2023   

2016 Fonseca

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

2016 Fonseca

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

1994 Graham's

RP  96   
WS  95   
JR  18.5   

2000 Graham's

375ml

WS  98   
RP  94   
ST  94   
JR  17.5   
WS  #9 of 2003   
14 available
Bid

N.V. Graham's 20 Year Tawny

WS  93   
WS  #87 of 2013   
5 available
Bid

N.V. Graham's 40 Year Tawny

WE  94   
WS  93   
DE  ****   

N.V. Graham's 40 Year Tawny

Light capsule condition issue

WE  94   
WS  93   
DE  ****   

1997 Quinta do Noval

Light label condition issue

RP  100   
WS  97   
ST  94   
JR  18   
3 available
Bid *

1985 Quinta do Noval

12-bottle Lot, Wood Case

Light capsule condition issue; light label condition issue; Case condition issue

1980 Quinta do Noval Nacional

Capsule condition issue; light signs of past seepage; light label condition issue

MB  ***   

1991 Quinta do Noval Nacional

Capsule condition issue; light signs of past seepage; mid shoulder fill; light label condition issue

2000 Quinta do Noval Silval

Base neck fill; light label condition issue

RP  90   
ST  90   

1901 Barbeito Reserva Velha Malvasia Madeira

Capsule condition issue; light label condition issue

1795 Barbeito Terrantez Madeira

Capsule condition issue

1885 Barbeito Verdelho Madeira

JR  17   

1977 Warre's

1.5ltr

Lightly elevated cork; light signs of past seepage; label condition issue

RP  92   
WS  92   
JR  17   
MB  ***/**   

1983 Warre's

Lightly elevated cork

MB  ****   

1994 Warre's

Lightly elevated cork; light label condition issue

WS  95   
RP  94   
DE  ****   

N.V. Warre's Heritage Ruby Porto

5 available
Bid *

N.V. Niepoort 20 Year Tawny

WS  92   
19 available
Bid *

N.V. Ferreira Duque de Braganca 20 Year Tawny

Light capsule condition issue; label condition issue

WS  92   

N.V. Ferreira Duque de Braganca 20 Year Tawny

WS  92   

1982 Sandeman

Light capsule condition issue; signs of past seepage; top shoulder fill; label condition issue

MB  ***