Decanter World Wine Awards 2012: Portuguese trophy wines

The results of Decanter World Wine Awards were announced at London Wine Fair yesterday.

My panel awarded the competition’s first trophy for a Portuguese white wine – much to my delight, an Alvarinho from Moncoa e Melgaco!

And once again, fortified Moscatels performed brilliantly – this time two rare Roxos from Setubal bagged trophies, while the hotly contested trophy for red Northern Portugal over £10 went to a terrific 2009 Douro red.

Here are the full results, including for Port and Madeira (which panel was chaired by Richard Mayson):

White Northern Portugal over £10

Deu la Deu Alvarinho 2010, Moncao E Melgaco, Vinho Verde, Portugal

Red Northern Portugal over £10

Churchill Graham Quinta da Gricha 2009 Douro, Portugal.

Portuguese Fortified over £10

Bacalhôa 2007 Moscatel De Setubal, Portugal

Portuguese Fortified over £10

Bacalhôa Moscatel Roxo 2000,Setúbal, Portugal

Colheita Port over £10 Trophy

Barão de Vilar 1990 Colheita, Port, Portugal

Madeira over £10

Blandy’s 1996 Colheita Malmsey, Madeira, Portugal

Vintage Port over £10

Dow’s 2000 Vintage, Port, Portugal

Click here to find out the full results from Decanter World Wine Awards and click here to find out which wines glittered at the International Wine Challenge, whose results were also announced yesterday.



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