Port and Douro Wines are recognized worldwide and, in November, the expert team of the prestigious Wine Spectator magazine awarded the value of these Portuguese Wines. This year, Portugal won three trophies, and the 2011 Dow’s Vintage is the Best Wine of the World.
The most important and prestigious magazine of the wine world, the Wine Spectator, has announced the Top 100 Wines of 2014.
Every year, since 1988, Wine Spectator magazine launches the 100 bests wines of the whole world, selected by a professional team, and this year the value of the Portuguese Wine (especially the Douro Valley) was recognized and awarded with three trophies.
The 2011 Dow’s Vintage hits almost the maximum punctuation (100), with 99 points. It delivers a plenty of grip, the relationship of alcohol and tannins prerequisite to long life. This spectacular Douro Valley wine belongs to Symington family, which makes Port since 1882.
The 3rd place of this ranking, goes to Douro Chryseia 2011 (score: 97 points). This wine belongs to the same family, and it came from a project between Symington family and the Château Cos-d’Estournel owner Bruno Prats. This partnership had a target: produce a great Douro Valley table wine.
The last Portuguese award goes to Quinta do Vale Meão with an equal score of the 3rd place. This incredible and tasty wine is blended with Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Barroca and Tinta Roriz, all natural Portuguese grapes.
The Douro Valley has been recognized by the wines and by the beautiful and singular views on these past years. It has more to offer regarding the gastronomy and the cruises that you can do on Douro River.
These pictures can show you how wonderful this region is. Enjoy!